June 2014 Workshop https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/ June 2014 Workshop Robin is BACK... Ruth gives Robin a great big, satisfying hug, as did we all, throughout this magical weekend https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544505 193544505 and she's better than ever! Robin was as thrilled as all of us that she was able to teach both days of this workshop without over tiring or stressing herself! https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544491 193544491 The magic continues Robin has learned so much from her past year of healing and dealing with brain injury...a deeper understanding of stillness, a personal concept of how easily overphasing can happen and how nothing can continue until balance is restored. All of these precious knowings are now driving her teaching and we and the horses are loving it! https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544495 193544495 Circle of Strength Morning Circles went deep and were full of gratitude and love...we were all feeling like we had "come home!" https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544490 193544490 Dogs liked it, too The Farm dogs, Monte and Cookie, were both enjoying the comforting energy created by our Circle. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544522 193544522 Sharing and Caring There were many Robin Alums plus some wonderful newcomers...everyone shared pieces of their hearts, and everyone listened with respect and honor. Such a wonderful way for the entire group to come into relationship to study horse-human relationship!! https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544519 193544519 Cathie and Unica Cath and her new mare, Nica, moved deeper into leading from stillness. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544489 193544489 Connection! Beautiful...can't you just see the cord of connection between these two? https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544499 193544499 Robin helps bring action to stillness Playing with a hula hoop, Robin guided Cathie and Nica into a closer working bond. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544486 193544486 Still our Robin!! Robin's sense of humor and amazing presence are better than ever...her hubby, Neal (in the red cap) and the other auditors agree!! https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544487 193544487 Learning by watching Two of the horse demo owners watch and learn from another demonstration. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544494 193544494 Maggie's Gypsians Our apologies to Maggie, we were not able to photograph either of her sessions with Robin, since she went right before lunch and we were up in the Mainhouse, preparing food. What I did see, though, was an amazing difference in both her youngsters' bond with her, even since this photo was taken at the May workshop. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193546422 193546422 Robin and the auditors Robin could take a break from standing in the arena when one of the Alums was playing with their horses or when Nancy assisted her. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544484 193544484 Jeanne's Shilo with Nancy Shilo was able to overcome some of his fears and insecurities when given enough stillness...Nancy kept the bar really low and just allowed him to come back to himself and her. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544502 193544502 Jeanne and Nancy share stillness Can you feel the ripples of Shilo's pond smoothing out as he stands amidst the calm, breathing stillness that Nancy, Jeanne and the entire audience were emanating? https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544503 193544503 Robin deepens Shilo's bond through anticipation Robin guides Jeanne and Shilo from stillness to very slow, very simple asking and rewarding. Shilo continues to say "yes." https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544493 193544493 Halter issues End of second day, Shilo definitely did NOT want his halter back on. Robin and Nancy brought in treats and headed him into seeking mode...but, he decided to leave the arena, by jumping the fence. Very dramatic, skinned his shins, but his point got made. Nancy and Brenda worked with him in the pasture he ended up in, got the halter on and led him back to his stall. Definitely something big needs to happen for this horse and for Jeanne, to bring them both together in harmony. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544485 193544485 Nancy and Rosemary's Holly. Nancy and Holly have been working together on Liberty for a couple of years. She remains somewhat aloof, though much better than she was 2 years ago. Robin helped Nancy to add even greater stillness, less busy-ness, to keep Holly "in." https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544488 193544488 Rosemary joins the fun! Day 2, Rosemary decided she would take a turn in the arena...to everyone's delight! She and Holly were such fun to experience! https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544497 193544497 Robin and Rosemary Robin helped Rosemary feel how to companion walk in connection with her horse...who came along for the ride. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544498 193544498 Three caring mamas! Then Nancy joined the group and Holly had a great time with all of them...and her treats! https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544492 193544492 First Day Evening Robin and Neal had enough energy to join us on the back deck for pre-dinner chatting...something she was often too wiped out to do when she was teaching here before her accident. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544496 193544496 Nancy's new pup Another guest for pre-dinner chat...Nancy's new, 9 week old Shiloh Shepard, Phaelyn. Aaaawwwww! https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544504 193544504 Day 2 Circle...Robin and Neal Bright eyed and ready for another day...Robin and Neal shine in the second day's morning circle!! Much gratitude was expressed to Neal, for doing such an outstanding job of caring for Robin throughout this ordeal. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544501 193544501 Goodbye hugs End of the workshop, Penny and Neal together in a satisfying hug. A great symbol of how much we all appreciate him and the part he plays and has played in Robin's life! https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544500 193544500 Come join us in September! Robin will be back to teach the September 13-14 Workshop. Come for the fun, come for the learning, come for the magic, come for your horse, come for yourself!! See you then. https://www.fromthemotherfarm.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193544507 193544507