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Wellness Checks














Heath check, blood work, or specifics are important on a regular basis–preventative care.

Category: Personalize 5, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community
Tag: care for self, health checks, Selfseeds, wellness

Selfseeds for the Equestrian in Hungary














Fun share with a group of equestrians in Hungary. Thank you for hosting and exploring a modern design of root principles for wellness/awareness. As I travel and share Selfseeds, I see the universality of our basic human needs for a conscious, healthful life style. The horses need our support as well!!
















Category: Partnering, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community
Tag: horses, Hungary, Selfseeds for the Equestrian, sharing

A Great Day Sharing Selfseeds For The Equestrian in Carbonda...


“A big thank you to Strang Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado for providing a beautiful and welcoming site for Selfseeds for the Equestrian.”

Maree McAteer and Sue Eoff gave a one day clinic that included three sections: Selfseeds for the rider, Selfseeds on the ground with your horse, and Selfseeds while riding. The eleven selfseeds provide fundamental awareness tools for developing and improving every aspect of being with the horse, feeling, and timing whether dismounted or mounted. At lunch, Maree shared her experience of Ren Hurst’s fundamental principles of being in right action with one’s self and one’s horse. The weather was beautiful, the participants were enthusiastic about exploring a deeper part of the horse partnership, and joy was permeating the arena.

“Thank you everyone! We are jumping up-and-down and cheerleading for the use of Selfseeds to easily and clearly take people on a bridge of an ever developing relationship with their horses and riding. We are looking forward to more opportunities to share Selfseeds for the Equestrian in either a one, two, or three day format.”


Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Nutrition, Partnering, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: equestrians, horses, Selfseeds for the Equestrian

Creative Partnering Exercise

Hiking with four-leggeds and two-leggeds!!!

Looking forward to the Selfseeds for the Equestrian Workshop at the Strang Ranch tomorrow!

Selfseeds Carbondale 2017


Category: Emotions, Fitness, Partnering, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community
Tag: Carbondale, Colorado, hiking, horses, humans, Selfseeds for the Equestrian, walking

Selfseeds for Kids

It was so much fun sharing Selfseeds with kids. Their enthusiasm, honesty, and insightfulness was inspiring. They all gave the journals a thumbs up! The teachers were supportive and creative adding the seeds into classroom teaching opportunities. Looking forward to more classes starting in the fall.

Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Nutrition, Partnering, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: Selfseeds for Kids

The Selfseeds Journal


Fun to get the Selfseeds Journal ready to print. Takao has done an amazing job organizing this journal that will go with both the Selfseeds program and the Selfseeds for the Equestrian program.

Selfseeds for the Equestrian was accepted for presentation at the national convention for the United States Pony Club Inc. We are planning to launch the journal at this event.

Category: Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community
Tag: community, diary, Selfseeds, The Selfseeds Journal

Selfseeds Garden Is Growing


The trial run for the Selfseeds for school children is moving forward at warp speed with support on many levels. Selfseeds for the Equestrian is continuing to unfold as well–thank you Maree for being part of the exercise development.

Category: Selfseeds Community
Tag: future of Selfseeds, How to start your garden, Selfseeds community

Selfseeds Awareness


Fun to develop riders working with their Selfseeds awareness. Feels like a deeper more direct access to each person’s awareness, so the application of techniques is applied more effectively.

Category: Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community
Tag: horses, rider, riding, Selfseeds awareness

Selfseeds for the Equestrian Longmont, Colorado

Selfseeds for the Equestrian

If you are interested in developing better awareness, timing, and feel as a rider, come and participate in Selfseeds for the Equestrian. The evening includes a firsthand experience of the eleven Selfseeds and a demonstration of their application in the work in hand. Sponsored by Maree McAteer and Maria Wasson for a journey of conscious empowerment.

Date and time: September 1, 2016, 6:00- 8:00 pm
Where: Westwinds Farm

Selfseeds for the Equestrian:

The path with the horse is about learning to be good stewards, whether for pleasure or competition. Good stewardship begins with examining one’s self, granting the horse intelligence, and learning how to assess the horse’s state of mind.

Selfseeds is an awareness journey for humans and horses with wellness, consciousness, and harmonious partnering at the core. Eleven Selfseeds provide the template for greater awareness: fitness, nutrition, stillness, emotions, weight distribution, flexibility, balance, rhythm, integrative band, partnering, and personalized five.

Selfseeds are examined and utilized in three areas: first, applying them to the human, second, the human with the horse on the ground, and third, the human astride the horse—a journey of conscious empowerment is undertaken. The uniqueness of both the horse and rider requires self inquiry, discernment, and compassion in the communication and application of the circle of the aids (classically, the seat, legs, and hands as understood by the rider and horse.)


Understanding and applying the circle of the aids for clear, effective, and humane communication.

Part 1. Examining and exploring human awareness, timing, and feel for the application of the circle of the aides.
Part 2. Circle of the aids dismounted (work in hand.)
Part 3. Circle of the aids applied and understood within the riding partnership.

Selfseeds for Humans and Horses presented by Susan Eoff and Maree McAteer:

Susan and Maree met twenty-seven years ago. Early in the friendship, Maree visited Sue in Portugal while studying classical dressage with Señor Luis Valenca. Over the years, they stayed in contact comparing notes on what they had learned and observed while working with horses and students in different countries and disciplines of riding. After re-meeting, they have independently come to the conclusion that the best way to help the horses is by helping the humans. Several years ago, Sue had been asked to develop a program called “Ride Like A Dancer” which combined her knowledge of dressage and ballroom dancing to help provide insight into the skills needed for partnering with the horse. Over time, it morphed into Selfseeds which provides the seeds for self empowerment through mind, body, and soul awareness. Selfseeds are equally relevant for horses, so Sue and Maree are teaming up to provide a comprehensive, awareness program for both riders and horses.



Category: Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community
Tag: Denver, Selfseeds for the Equestrian

Six Weeks of Selfseeds: Carbondale, Colorado


Offering a six week introductory/exploratory self awareness/mindfulness practice for equestrians. Improving one’s relationship with the horse requires examining one’s self on a mind, body, and soul level. The six week program will include an introduction to the 11 Selfseeds, a weekly exploration of two Selfseeds applied to the one’s self and the horse, regular meetings to share observations/ask questions, and a final wrap-up. There is no charge, but participants committed to the six week program are encouraged.

Selfseeds was designed to help two-leggeds understand what are important aspects for communicating with four-leggeds. Originally, I was asked to create a program called Ride Like A Dancer that combined my experience with classical dressage training, horsemanship, and ballroom dancing for insight into the challenges of partnering. Over time, the program grew into Selfseeds which is a template for developing one’s wellness/awareness as a sacred garden. The 11 Selfseeds are relevant for both the rider and the horse: nutrition, fitness, stillness, emotions, weight distribution, flexibility, balance, rhythm, integrative band, partnering, and personalize 5. Pick one or several Selfseeds and start planting your personal garden.

Where: Carbondale, Colorado

When: Mid-July 2016 through the end of August

How often: weekly

Cost: commitment

Facilitator: Sue Eoff in conjunction with Maree McAteer.

Contact: Sue or Maree


Category: Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community
Tag: Carbondale, Colorado, future of Selfseeds, path to Selfseeds