Origins of Selfseeds
Selfseeds grew out of a request to create a “partnering workshop” for equestrians, Ride Like A Dancer. It was based on the partnering skills from ballroom dancing and more. My dance partner at the time, Eddie Schiffman, and I developed the awareness program from principles of yoga, balance, weight distribution, flexibility, symmetry, rhythm, and partnering skills.
First, riders worked as individuals. Secondly, the riders worked with human partners to better understand themselves. Thirdly, the horse was their partner. The horse trainer was surprised by their improvement in riding before the riding instruction even began.
Knowing one's self became clear and critically important for improving the partnership with the horse.