Starting Over- Dance and horsemanship
The partnerships between ballroom dancers and between equines and their
human companions bear striking similarity. Both are dependent upon sensitive
understanding of leading and following-both are primarily non-verbal
connections , and both improve significantly with repetition over time.
In my training as a dancer-just under a year long- I have been deeply interested
in its effect on me and on the many committed dancers doing work at the
studio. Having taught horsemanship and visual arts for 20 years, I appreciate
the raising of self esteem and the sheer happiness that dancing brings and am
constantly reminded that this improved mental and emotional state is precisely
what keeps people coming to be with the Herd at our Sanctuary.
Our Hoofin it for the Herd Fundraisers will bring ideas about the arts and
humane treatment of animals to the public-we are hoping to stimulate both
dialogue and activism in our viewers. As always, it is our intention to serve
both people and animals and to help create a better world for both.
Sarah Rabinowitz Mognoni
Labrador Hill Sanctuary