Breathe To Ride

by Katie Behner and Kristen Whittaker

Breath To Ride

Inhale...Exhale....Repeat...

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Resilience ~ In Horse and Human

    Resilience ~ In Horse and Human

    To be resilient we must first understand what "stress" does to the human and horse body. How can we turn the inevitable "stress" that life brings into coping skills to welcome a residency within the horse and human mindset. In this episode Katie and Kristen dance through the thoughts and feelings of what is resilience how we can train in ourselves and our horses to improve the quality of our partnership, with all partners, including the silent ones.

  • Season 1

  • Breathe To Ride Recording Outtakes 2023

    Breathe To Ride Recording Outtakes 2023

    As we say goodbye to 2023 enjoy a giggle along with Katie and Kristen as they try to keep it together.. These outtakes were taken from the entire year of 2023. Keep smiling! Thank for listening!

  • Trust The Process

    Trust The Process

    While sometimes it can feel like every possible obstacle that can happen does happen – sometimes that’s when we need to dig our heels in, trust ourselves and trust the life process itself to carry us through. When we trust the process we are committing ourselves to do our best no matter the outcome. In many cases, horsemanship works this way – the efforts that we put in rarely yield immediate returns, but these efforts can compound over time. Then they start to stir forces into motion that can totally change us and our horses lives.

  • Grace ~ Beauty in form, both Horse and Human

    Grace ~ Beauty in form, both Horse and Human

    Having grace with horses is important for both practical and spiritual reasons. Horses can enrich our lives in many ways, and they deserve our respect and gratitude. Grace with horses also means to appreciate their natural beauty and elegance, and to treat them with kindness and compassion. Grace with horses can also refer to the skill and artistry of riding or training horses, which requires patience, discipline, and creativity. In our Breathe To Ride programs, we teach and reveal the path to your own personal discovery of Grace, both emotional grace, and physical grace, inviting a coalescence of energies into one.

  • Seeds - What are you harvesting from the 2023 season? What are you going to plant for 2024?

    Seeds - What are you harvesting from the 2023 season? What are you going to plant for 2024?

    In this episode Katie and Kristen talk about the present moment of FALL. The fall season allows us to pause and think about where we have been, where are we now, and where do we want to go?? Spring and summer are the seasons of growth and productivity, both in nature and in our personal growth. It's a time of curiosity, learning, transformation and growth, Including horses and rider evolution. In the spring and summer we view our lives with excitement, seeing where we want to go, what do we want to do during these months of warmth and light? Fall is a moment to be and where we are now, and honor how far we have come Fall represents the harvest time of year, a time to acknowledge growth and expansion as a natural evolution of our organic being. Our lives go through cycles of growth, harvest, and regrowth just as we see in nature. We can learn recognize and accept the natural cycles of life in both horse and human. How the light leads us into the darkness, and the darkness is necessary for the light, may we may acknowledge the impermanence of all things. Fall is a time to l harvest of goals and aspirations you set or planted when the year started and how those have been evolving or growing over the spring and summer months. What do you want for the upcoming year??? Post show season, Kristen would say to her clients. What do you wan twork on outside of the typical show training cycle? Obsta.cles, round pen work, liberty, go to a cow clinic, maybe just mix up a bit? .Enjoy! K&K