The way I look at life is that we come as a “packaged deal” of spirit, mind, body, and emotions. Being with a horse, loving me and the horse, riding and learning lights up every aspect of my being. For all of us who love horses, it is a definite call from our spirit. That being said, my body has to be able to do it – the first time and all the next times. My mind gets to learn, ask questions, and put all the pieces together. And as for my emotions, let’s just say they move through their full range of delight, excitement, fear, frustration, then back to patience and love.
What I know about teachers – those who work with people and horses – is that the more they understand us, understand the horse, and understand themselves, the better they are. It is a talented, intuitive person who can “do” and “teach” what they know. This is Tyler.
I’ve known Tyler since he began working at the C Lazy U Ranch. I’ve watched him learn, teach, and interact with horses and people. He brings the best of his best to his work – as both a teacher and student for horsemanship.
For example, irrespective of where we start or where the horse starts, we need someone who will take us on the journey from here, one step at a time. Over the years, Tyler has shown the ability to begin where the horse and the rider are. This is a gift. Secondly, Tyler teaches from his knowledge and experience: he teaches “what” to do, while understanding what it takes to do it across our full range of spirit, body, mind and emotions – whether it’s us or the horse.
Finally, being with a horse and ourselves is an emotional journey – filled with intensity and joy. Tyler knows and is committed to the intensity we bring to learn and expand our expertise. What makes the journey wonderful is his joyful sense of humor. His love for what he does, his ability to translate it all into laughter at just the right time reminds us of the joy of life – with ourselves and the horses.
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Kathleen Kurre is an accomplished executive, entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, and teacher. The founder of Fusion Advisors, LLC (www.fusionadvisors.com) uses her leadership as a source of inspire;on for individuals and organizations all over the world as she influences them to live as leaders and realize their potential. Through innova;ve teachings, ideas, and ground breaking concepts, she shows how to take on challenges towards beJer decision making and a more fulfilling life.
Kathleen embodies lifelong learning. She is a Phi Beta Kappa that has a B.S. in Mathema;cs from Purdue University along with a Masters of Divinity from the Seminary of Spiritual Peacemaking, and ongoing student in leadership, wellness, and conscious living. She is writing her first book Awakening Awareness.