Thursday Mar 07, 2024

Horsepower with Heart Ep.2: Dressage Dynamics & Navigating Vicarious Trauma for Collective Transformation

Welcome to a captivating episode of the Inscape Quest podcast, where we delve deep into some complexities of trauma dynamics in the dressage community. In this enlightening discourse with special guest, Dr. Jane Karol, we explore themes like vicarious trauma, equine welfare and nurturing personal growth amidst challenges.

Dr. Karol, an accomplished dressage rider, trainer, instructor, competitor, and psychotherapist, provides a multi-dimensional perspective, shedding light on the psychological aspects of events in the dressage community and the parallel trauma processes between humans and horses. Be a part of this thought-provoking conversation seeking to encourage adaptive responses, and inspire positive transformation in equestrian sports.

Additionally, we venture into the power dynamics within trainer-trainee relationships, highlighting potential vulnerabilities. Insights are shared on power dynamics, distorted perceptions, lowered self-esteem, and emotional turmoil.

We highlight communication's importance, the need to break the silence surrounding such experiences, and the importance of self-care in recovery. Despite the challenges, we bring forward a message of hope for growth and change. 

In conclusion, we urge listeners to slow down, prioritize well-being, and cherish the beauty of connection with horses. Tune in to this poignant conversation, gain understanding, and work towards a compassionate environment for all in the equestrian community

This podcast is about dealing with personal trauma related to the alleged abuse of animals. It contains a discussion of recent public allegations about the abuse of dressage horses. The participants in this discussion have no personal knowledge as to the truth or falsity of any of these allegations and nothing in this podcast is intended to comment on or should be interpreted as commenting on the truth or falsity of any allegation. 

Bear Spot Farm

Bear Spot Foundation provides Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults.

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