Posts Tagged ‘Café Style Conversation’

A café style skype conversation with Franklin Levinson – the authentic Horse Whisperer

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Franklin Levinson’s “Way of the Horse”

Solving horse behaviour issues through Compassion, Wisdom, Skill & Trust

 

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Just as the summer sun nourishes all the flowers in creation, so can you nourish and expand your happiness with each moment spent in gratitude. I am a huge believer in building your own community and advocates on social media. When you build trust online you begin to see a pattern of open, supportive and random followers.  I was introduced to Franklin initially, by yet another intuitive and gifted networking photographer Carolyn Seager and then began to notice Franklin, was following my posts across the networks.  Just how gifted both these people are, can be seen here Seagerworld

Franklin Levinson – The gentle wisdom of the authentic Horseman

 

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Franklin Levinson has been a professional horseman for nearly 50 years. At 13 years of age he was the youngest registered polo player in the US. In his early 20’s he created and ran equestrian programs at large summer camps in North Michigan.  He has always taught success with horses to be a life enriching process for both horse and human and that horses are never naughty or bad. In his teaching he states; “All unwanted behaviour from a horse is a symptom of the animal’s fear and never deserves punishment.” He is adamant about human’s not merely ‘using’ horses for selfish enjoyment. Franklin’s goal that the horse and human become partners through the inspired and excellent leadership of the human. Additionally, his desire is that the horse be honoured and highly respected within any horse – human activity.

Franklin was an outfitter and wilderness guide at his ranch on the island of Maui for 30 years (Adventures on Horseback), along the way creating The Maui Horse Whisperer experience. This was the first Equine Facilitated Learning program in the Pacific basin and one of the first in the US.  He is credited in Your Horse Magazine 2004, UK’s premier equine magazine, as being the first person to introduce EFL for children with a learning disability to the UK. Additionally, about that same time, he is credited as the first person to bring EFL to Australia. He founded the Australia Equine Facilitated Learning Pty. Ltd. (AEFL) several years ago.

With his Training through Trust DVD, filmed in 2005, he created the first video documentation of EFL for children with learning disabilities. For many years before the Natural Horsemanship bandwagon and craze he taught his brand of gentle, effective horsemanship (Beyond Natural Horsemanship, Successful Training through Compassion, Wisdom, Skill and Trust) and EFL in seven countries annually. For over 25 years Franklin has been published internationally in various print media outlets. Other media credits include: podcasts, webinars and numerous television and radio appearances, on the topics of horse training, horsemanship and Equine Facilitated Learning. He even acted in a western movie titled September Dawn starring Jon Voight.

He has recently released his first book, an eBook titled Trust ‘n’ Horses Volume 1 and now Trust ‘n’ Horses Volume 2. It is available, along with numerous DVDs, through his website.

 

One of the many skills I came across on Franklin’s website was this  The Riding Song  Composed and performed by Franklin Levinson

Franklin Levinson has been working with horses most of his life. He rejects most traditional forms of training which usually consist of ‘breaking in’ an animal with forceful methods. He’s in Ballarat giving demonstrations of natural horsemanship at the National Polo Crosse Championships.  It is easy to host one of Franklin seminars in your home area.  What is required is a comfortable facility that will accommodate a minimum of 8- 10 pairs of horses and humans. A maximum number of participants are basically decided by the capacity of the hosting facility.

Demonstration programs for extremely large crowds are available, such as those Franklin often presents in Greece.

Depending on the local climate, a covered arena may be advisable.

Topics covered can be requested by the hosting facility depending on the needs and desires of their clientele. Subjects ranging from entry level horsemanship, high level ‘winning’ techniques and training methods for horses and humans, problem solving (all types big and small), centered balanced riding and colt starting are available to name just some of the potential topics. EFL (Equine Facilitated Learning) programs that teach potential practioners, establish Horse Whisperer Seminar bases, as well as providing programs for corporations (leadership/teambuilding) as well as individuals with special challenges are available.

Clinics and seminar time frames range from one day to several weeks. Fees vary accordingly. This is why most fees are decided upon on an individual program basis. There are profit sharing alternatives and other opportunities for the hosting facility as well.

We hope this information may help and inspire you to want to host a Franklin Levinson seminar in your home area.

If you know of anyone in your family or friends who would like this fantastic “Beyond Natural Horsemanship clinic” at the Horse Spirit Ranch in California this is for them.

Follow Franklin on Horse Whisperer Seminars, Ltd. I would highly recommend it.

 

Carolyn Williams 
@LifestyleOnline 

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A CAFÉ STYLE CONVERSATION WITH BYRON DAVIES, ASSEMBLY MEMBER FOR SOUTH WALES WEST

Monday, November 11th, 2013

On Friday I invited Byron Davies, Assembly Member for South Wales West, for a café style conversation at Morgan’s Hotel in Swansea. I had met Byron for the first time in LLanrhidian, Gower when I attended a talk by Simon Hart, the Conservative Assembly member for Carmarthen.  On first meeting Byron, he struck me as being a life force for Gower with a healthy self-awareness and refreshingly social media friendly.

 Drinking laws

I live on the edge of Swansea City and highlighted my observation about the positive effect Morgan’s Hotel had on the Marina, since it opened. We shared strong views about keen licensing laws and the effects on local residents. We exchanged real experiences in Swansea City and praised the local police, in tackling drink related crime.  Byron was a police officer in the Metropolitan police before becoming a MP, so has a good insight into City law and order.

Women in business and the Welsh language.

Encouraging more women in business and politics was a question I put to him and was pleased to hear Byron would like more women to step forward and join his party. We briefly touched on the requirement of the welsh language in obtaining posts here in Wales. Welsh is my second language but I feel as passionately as the next, when asked about my nationality and birth place.

Trading and shopping parking powers

Like so many other shoppers (over the past two years) when visiting my daughter, now living in Mumbles, I have been penalised for shopping or indeed visiting local café and parks around the castle and thought how absurd it is to deter so many locals and visitors to this fabulous area. So when I read through some of Byron’s activities I was delighted to read he has taken up this issue with local councils. We should be encouraging shoppers to visit our beautiful coastline cafés and shopping centres not penalising them.

“Council officers need to start looking at ways of encouraging shoppers away from the out of town centres where they can park easily and for free and instead, and to head instead for our traditional town, city and village centres.

Mr Davies added: “It is heartening to see that shoppers are taking advantage of the free parking to support shops in the town. It is crucial that our High Streets and town centres have a level playing field with the out of town retail parks and are able to offer free parking.

“I would still like to see that period extended to two hours so that people can visit a few shops and pop into one of the cafes for a cuppa as well.”

Our Armed Forces

We shared a deeper bond when discussing our armed forces.  Both our sons are based at Colchester Barracks and have been operational overseas in Afghanistan.

Remembrance Sunday . Yesterday, we remembered all those who had served our country and sacrificed their lives.   Earlier, I clicked on Byron’s twitter profile and this photograph and caption brought a smile to my face.

Not often you get to meet an Omaha Beach Veteran!

 Byron

 

Sharing information and experiences are all part of an open, supportive social media network and I was pleased to read Byron’s profile and activity clearly mapped out on his  website

‘Welcome to my website, which will highlight my work for you as your Welsh Conservative Assembly Member. Here you can find out my latest news and surgeries. I am always happy to help so if you have an issue use the contact section of the website to contact me’ Byron Davies AM

His availability and contact details are included below.

Ground Floor
11 St James Gardens
Uplands
Swansea
SA1 6DY  Tel: 01792 654 049

Cardiff Office
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA   Tel: 029 2089 8929

 

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