Equine Voices Podcast

Ronnie King

Hello and welcome to Equine Voices podcast. My name is Ronnie and I’m an intuitive equine communicator. I’ll be Sharing stories and personal thoughts (from my own perspective) on how my life changed for the better, by changing my limited believes one step at a time. This has impacted not only on my personal life but also in my work with horses. I'll be sharing this space with like minded people, who have very kindly agreed to join me in an interview . . . (well it's more of a chat really) This is a great way to share their interests, skills and life experiences which may give guidance (or a lightbulb moment!) to someone on their journey, into discovering how they wish to proceed or find another way in this world we call life. With the help of good friends, self help and lots of soul searching, I feel I'm now in a much better place. However, I've still a long way to go but then isn't that what life is all about, the journey, not necessarily the destination. I hope you enjoy the podcasts. I’m excited to share some of my stories and hopefully, hearing about some of your experiences too.

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Trailer: Meeting the Fjords
Oct 18 2020
Trailer: Meeting the Fjords
A short trailer: A day I spent working with a herd of fjord horses and their lovely owner Gilly. It was a pleasure meeting these beautiful creatures and it was my first time meeting a fjord in my role as a communicator. I found them to be very gentle and open horses,  who matched their owners energy,  in a loving a nurturing way. I’m forever grateful to all the  people, who invite me along to see their beautiful horses. Each one of them are special and just as important as the next. I never have any expectations as to what will happen on the day, although I sometimes have a feeling,  which can become apparent on arrival or during the visit. Sometimes I find myself taken by surprise, in the most  amazing ways. At times it can be very emotional, for the owners (as well as myself)  depending on the reason for a visit but I try to suppress my own emotions on these occasions  until after I’ve left. For me it’s an honour to work with people and the animals they love, in both the good and more difficult times. To  give peace  of mind, hopefully, at a time when it’s needed, is a part of the work I do and however hard, it’s important for the client and the horse to do this with empathy and dignity, as this is something we would all hope for. There is one thing for sure, working with horses will never boring.  They teach you so much about life and in particular your own life. I personally find the more you observe and interact with horses, the more reflective you are of your own life, in a positive way. I hope you enjoy this trailer and my future podcast. Regards Ronnie  Support the show (
Interview with Dr Sam Fielding - www.drsamfielding.com
Sep 27 2022
Interview with Dr Sam Fielding - www.drsamfielding.com
I'm very excited to announce an interview with Dr Sam fieldingI recently came across Sam on a Warwick Schiller podcast were she was a guest. It's no secret that I'm a big fan of his podcast because of the insight and knowledge that is shared to everyone who listens, not only to help our horses but to help ourselves too.I was so struck by Sam that I sent her a private message saying thank you for sharing her story.I hope you enjoy listening to this very vibrant and interesting lady who wants to shares with us, a little insight into her fascinating world.So sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy this episode.Bio:Dr Sam is an Ivy league educated Dr of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Growing up in a family of orthopedic surgeons, she found her way to acupuncture, through her life long passion for horses. Growing up in Maryland, Sam rode hunters, jumpers, and event horses as well as worked professionally for steeplechase and timber racehorse trainers. All she wanted to do was to ride professionally, but with zero support from her family in a career as a pro rider, she chose to go to vet school instead.As life will do, she quickly realized that being a vet wasn’t the life for her, and began a decades long journey of “following the crumbs” to a life that she could never have imagined.From a horse obsessed kid straight out of college, to a becoming a professional skier in 5 years from a pretty mediocre beginner, the love of the amazing rides she chased in her youth, became a life filled with following her bliss, in whatever life provided. And that meant over two decades away from horses full time.After a debilitating struggle with PPD, after the birth of her first daughter, struggling from suicide, she found her way back to a life she thought she’d never experience again with the help of horses.It has become her life’s work to share her understanding of how we shape the worlds we live in through the power of our minds. And firmly believes that all lovers of horses share a unique gift in our connection to horses. She shares her perspective on the power of our connection to horses and its purpose to help us heal as individual humans, and from there expand our compassion to help heal not only our communities, but also heal the world. “It all starts with each of us, in our own minds - Dr Sam video version Support the show
Interview with Kathy Price - Point of Balance
Sep 3 2022
Interview with Kathy Price - Point of Balance
Interview with Kathy Price - Point of BalanceI'm pleased to announce an interview with Kathy Price and her guest's.Although I've interviewed Kathy before on her own, as well as along side another amazing lady, on this occasion she will be accompanied by two client's, who experienced Kathy's work and can talk about it from their  own perspective.I hope you enjoy this episode of fun, facts and laughter.Kathy Price.From a very young age horses have been THE passion in Kathy’s life. Even though Kathy grew up in the suburbs of London with totally a non-horsey family, somehow the love of the horse was always the most powerful thing in her life.Kathy comes from a scientific background gaining a BSc (Hons) degree in Zoology. Her mindset then was always based on the scientific paradigm of you had to be able to “measure it, replicate it and explain it” for it to be true. If those criteria where in place Kathy was happy. If they weren’t she didn’t want to know. That was until in 2003 when with her horse Midnight she went to a horsemanship clinic with clinician Len Judd. For her this clinic was the moment of transformation, a spiritual experience that changed her life. From that weekend forward as she stepped into and embraced the world of energy and connection, her need for scientific explanation fell away and her mind set became“My experience is my Truth.” Now nearly 20 years on, after many years of studying energy, quantum physics, healing, spirituality and training in several energetic modalities, Kathy is well-established in her work which she calls Point of Balance. Through this purely energetic work her aim is to help the person or animal she is working with move back into balance at all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.This move back to balance not only helps them to heal themselves, but also helps them realise their unique power and potential.Kathy knows categorically that is the horse that has not only led her to the wonderful people around her today, but also continues to lead her into deeper and deeper insights of the fundamental aspects of this World and indeed The Universe, namely energy and connection.Kathy’s work is carried out in person and at distance and she is blessed and grateful to have clients both people and animals, all over the world. video version Support the show
Interview with Carla Bauchmueller - The Intuitive Rider
Jun 23 2022
Interview with Carla Bauchmueller - The Intuitive Rider
Interview with Carla Bauchmueller - The Intuitive RiderI am very pleased to announce an interview with Carla Bauchmueller from California USA.Carla uses her intuitive and professional skills to help horse and rider connect on a deeper level by listening to each individual and developing exercise specifically for each person and horse to aid them in their mindset.It was interesting to hear how her love of horses when she was a child, has developed into the career she has carved out for herself and continues to do so.Join us both in an informal chat about Carla's life, love and our mutual passion for horses.So sit back , relax and I hope you enjoy this episode.Carl Bauchmueller:I am passionate about helping women over 40 to be able to connect to their horses on a soul level, in the saddle and on the ground.What I find is that they are sometimes afraid of their horse and don’t understand what their horse want to tell them. What they really want is to truly connect and spend harmonious and fear-free time with their horse.I help these riders find a safe, balanced and well-coordinated seat, so that they can find subtle communication and deep connection with their horse when riding.I help them to understand themselves better – physically, mentally, and emotionally – so that they can connect with their horse on a deeper level, and become The Intuitive Rider they and their horse want them to be.My goal is to develop individual solutions which make learning fun and enjoyable for both, horse and rider, independent of discipline and level of experience.For more information about Carla and her work, click on the links below. video version Support the show
Interview with Betsy Vonda - Balanced with Betsy
May 2 2022
Interview with Betsy Vonda - Balanced with Betsy
Interview with Betsy Vonda - Balanced with BetsyI was very pleased to interview Betsy from Ontario Canada.I came across Betsy on a podcast I listened too, who was a guest alongside another fascinating lady, who we get to hear a little about during the interview.It was great hear Betsy talk about her passion for horses and how her work has changed her life in so many ways.She has a passion and desire to see beyond the signs, when horses are presented to her for an analysis of horse behaviour.  Her skills as a paramedic (amongst other things) enable her to understand the physical and psychological aspects of horse training, as well as her clients too.Afterall, as we all know, it's never just about the horses!So sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy this episode. Note: At the very end of this live interview, Betsy internet connection died but it was at the end so the only thing she didn't get to say , was thankyou and goodbye. Betsy Vonda.I’m fortunate to have never known a life without horses. I was raised on a small hobby farm in Ontario, Canada with my mother and older sister. My mother introduced me to the teachings of John Lyons and Monty Roberts as we restarted and trained our own ponies and horses for local multidisciplinary competitions. At an early age this process taught me that every horse has value and potential no matter their past experiences.When it was time to choose my career path I reflected on my life experiences and the characteristics that I developed while working and living with horses and decided on becoming a paramedic. From my formal education, continued education and work experiences I began to see parallels between troubled people and horses. I’ve learned that people's actions and behaviors can be heavily influenced by their past experiences, living conditions and nutrition. It became quite clear that horses are also influenced by the same factors. I believe that by better understanding the factors that influence their behavior we have endless opportunities to overcome challenges and set horses up for a balanced and successful life.Over my adult life I have been on my own journey to finding balance in how I live my life. Shift work presented many challenges that I was not prepared for such as disruptive sleep and eating patterns which had a negative effect on my mental health and well being. This led me to dive into fitness and yoga as well as studying nutrition to learn how to run my body as efficiently as possible. The fitness journey also led me to the practice of mindfulness and gave me the ability to be more aware and present in every moment of my life.Now that I have personally experienced the benefits of having balance in all aspects of my life it is my intention to help guide owners and their horses to a more balanced and harmonious relationship.For any further information on my guest please visit their website. video version Support the show (
Interview with Douglas Jones - Freelance Coach and Equestrian Training
Apr 18 2022
Interview with Douglas Jones - Freelance Coach and Equestrian Training
Interview with Douglas Jones.I was very pleased when Douglas agreed to do an interview with me. He's such a lovely big hearted soul and it was great to chat with him.We first met at one of the summer horse camps I attended as an equine communicator.  Since then we have become friends, albeit at a distance, we have stayed in touch from time to time.He is a kind gentle soul with a passion for his work.So sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy this fun, enlightening and informative  episode.  Douglas Jones:Douglas has been riding since the age of 5 and being from a large family his parents were unable to afford a pony so he begged, borrowed and worked for rides on any and every horse he could.  Usually this meant the trickiest, naughtiest and most stubborn animals were his mount and so developed a reputation for successful training of an getting results from the most difficult of horses which has continued throughout his careerCompetitively Douglas has had success in pure dressage competing up to advanced medium, showjumping to 1.30m level and eventing to intermediate level. Some highlights of his career have been to win the BUSA National equestrian championship whilst at university; representing GB on the student games teams; producing and competing and winning national championships on the leading coloured stallion in the uk for 3 years running and even being (as a junior) a successful carriage driving competitor winning Junior Whip at Cirencester Driving Trials more years ago than he cares to admit!He's also lectured at two leading equestrian colleges, managed large competition yards and trained clients in all disciplines from beginners right through to national championship level riders. He is an selector and trainer for various riding clubs and pony clubs for both area and national competition, Judges horse trials dressage and also is often asked to be ride judge at warmblood gradings. He has a calm and friendly approach to training both horses and riders and will push you to challenge your limits but will never ask you or your horse to do anything outside your capabilities. The psychology of the horse and rider individually and as a combination fascinates Douglas and is the reason he loves working with riders and their horses to help them achieve and hopefully exceed their goals” video version Support the show (
Interview with Pat Cleveland and Guest Paula Bosher - Balanced Horse Project
Feb 28 2022
Interview with Pat Cleveland and Guest Paula Bosher - Balanced Horse Project
Interview with Pat Cleveland and Paula Bosher.It's always a pleasure when I get the chance to chat with Pat.  It's always such fun!She has so much energy (which is a bonus in her line of work) that she just jumps of the screen or in this case, the audio.I've had the pleasure of chatting with Pat on a few occasions as a guest but in this episode, we'll see how the process worked from one of her clients point of view, so that we can get a different perspective.It gets even more interesting when you realise that the client lives in New Zealand and Pat lives in Alabama USA Pat is an energetic and funny lady and her conversations usually take on a world of their own.So sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy this episode.Introduction:Horses are Pat Cleveland’s life, her muses and teachers.The power of natural balance is magic to trainers, riders and most importantly horses.Pat started the Balanced Horse Project to document how balance solved her horse’s problems.A series of rabbit holes lead to the influence of birth trauma developed the crooked horse’s behaviour, physical limitations and learning.She studied with the Resonant Science Foundation, the Berkeley Psychic Institute, Cherokee Shaman, Holistic Vet, Historical symbols, earned certifications in 12 holistic therapies, and is recognised as a Universal Energetic.People bring horses to her in Dothan Alabama where horses unwind their bodies and restore body symmetry.Whether a Mustang or purebred, once liberated from fear and pain, they go on to live better as natural sustainable horses.International Consulting, classes and discussions on Zoom, clinics and workshops and travel worldwide. Bhpcleveland@gmail.comInterview: video version Support the show (
Interview with Karen Rohlf - Dressage Naturally
Feb 26 2022
Interview with Karen Rohlf - Dressage Naturally
Interview with Karen Rohlf.I was very pleased to have the opportunity to interview Karen Rohlf from Dressage Naturally.She's humble lady with a warmth about her and such a wonderful smile too.It was a pleasure to hear, in Karen's own words, how her life changed for the better, onto a different  path bringing her wealth of knowledge from the horse world and beyond.Karen is very well known for her holistic approach towards horse and rider.I hope you enjoy this podcast with Karen as much as I did making it.So sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy this episode.Karen Rohlf - Official Bio:Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognize clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs.Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.Karen’s passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. For The Love Of The Horse:Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry. video version Support the show (
Interview with Dr Susan Fay (Part 2) - Sacred Spaces Sacred Wisdom
Feb 19 2022
Interview with Dr Susan Fay (Part 2) - Sacred Spaces Sacred Wisdom
Interview with Dr Susan Fay.I'm was so pleased to have my second interview with Dr Susan Fay.Susan went into a little more detail on the intentions and ethics of her work and why this is so important for both horse and human.She is such a wonderful and funny lady, I couldn't help but get a little star stuck.I even forget an important name . . . (don't worry, it wasn't Susans!) lol So sit back , relax and I hope you enjoy this episode.Regards RonnieNote:This recording was taken from a live stream with viewers asking a few questions. Most of the Q & A's remain in this episode but where aimed at a live audience.Dr Susan Fay:Are the silent yet powerful ingredients missing from most horse training techniques and riding instruction.In her research of horsemen and women who appear to have a gift with horses, Dr. Susan Fay outlines the invisible things these equestrians do that make their interactions with horses appear effortless.As a research scientist and life-long equestrian, Dr. Fay spent more than two decades searching for scientific explanations for why some people are able to develop seemingly spiritual relationships with horses. She discovered that equestrians with this gift merely know how to use their natural abilities in a way that most of us were never taught. These abilities already exist inside of each one of us, so we merely need to understand how to use them. But we also need to be willing to open our eyes and hearts and let go of what we believe is possible. video version  Support the show