Thank you to Kjrsos - to the Horses, Our Teachers.
There is a serious need for instructors who know how to protect the horses from the beginning. Who know the need for ensuring that our relationship with the horse comes first. Because of this very real need, we have made the choice to accelerate our Level 1 Instructor Foundation Program.
If you like us believe that we must protect the body of the horse, that we need to protect the voice, the essence and spirit of the horse, then please consider becoming an instructor. The need is extreme, a need for instructors not that know how to do a piaffe, or how to compete at the Olympic Level, but know and understand the basic principles that protect the body and voice of the horse. That understand the rules that protect the horse, that help the basics that everything else is based on. The horses, the riders need you. Even if you only follow the basics as presented in 'The Foundation Course' you can do so much good.
We are here to support every instructor, in every way we can. Anyone considering becoming an instructor know that we will be here for you. You won't be on your own.
What you need to know about the commitment that is required to become a Kjrsos Instructor
In discussion, we explore concept and ideas with an open mind and an open heart, seeing what new things we can learn together, and add to the world body of knowledge on horses and our work with them. Developing future material for the site.
A weekly question that we ask the riders to contribute to the discussion. Only available for the week, but might be returned to again in the future. Published every... Thursday?
The rewards in becoming a Kjrsos Instructor can be very overwhelming and inspiring. Seeing the changes in the horses is rewarding and to know you can bring health back to the bodies of the horses or just make sure that he never loses full access and can move with power and pride, absolutely beautiful as he floats across the ground is very humbling. And what you bring to those who partner with the horses can be life-changing whether they choose to work from the horse's back or if you utilize the horse as part of a larger expansion of awareness, connection and consciousness in an Equine Facilitated Awareness Program.
The Kjrsos Programs focuses on what is healthy for the horse always. At this level in the courses for Instructors, we begin an entirely new field of study where we discuss how to recognize issues and problems in the horse, how these affect the horse and possible solutions to those issues. This is an area that we will be continually updating throughout the instructor programs and completing in the Instructor Level 3 Program.
Here, we dig down deep. We leave no stone unturned as we expect those who graduate from this level to have incredible knowledge and be ranked amongst the best in the world in that regard. But it is here that you might choose to specialize. You may find that you are more drawn to Equine Facilitated Awareness Programs, or you may find that you are more drawn to help those humans who have chosen to explore the experience of bringing together these two disparate bodies horse and human. Eager to learn the skills and awareness of creating the revered centaur. Where human and horse come together in incredible synchronicity.
You can instantly recognize each by the symbol at the beginning of each course.
❂ The Centaur Program and Courses
❧ The Equine Facilitated Awareness Courses
Once you are accredited as a Level 2 Instructor look forward to ongoing available sources for education. We cover many subjects not covered in our public courses, including studying many of the notable trainers and instructors of the past and various training programs. We expect intense discussion and debate as we pour over the many different riders of the past and hope through this all of our knowledge will grow. We don't cover this in our regular course, as Kjrsos is focused initially on presenting how to achieve healthy and advanced movement in the horse. We leave this study to advanced riders who have completed the body of work that is Kjrsos. Once we understand how and what works best for the horse, it provides us with the tools to better evaluate other processes. Traditional and otherwise.
We support our instructors with ongoing training, including training and other resources about how to become an instructor, how to start a business in this field and what to expect. We are here for you every step of the way.
From the Chosen One Series on How We Can Change the Parameter of Our Relationship in a New and Fundamental Way. The Choosing of Us
This is the beginning of the next level of your equestrian journey, where you begin to help the teachers, both human and horse. Think of it as being at the level of a professor. These are those who have ready to begin teaching the teachers.
When you have the knowledge to begin teaching teachers, you have reached a level of excellence that few in the world will ever reach. The wealth and breadth of knowledge that you have will be humbling though. Because it is here that we finally realize that we will always have so much yet to learn so that we can do the right thing by both human and horse. We can guide but we come to realize we are limited by what we don't know yet but will learn tomorrow. And we come to realize there is always another tomorrow.
We have no mastery level here at Kjrsos as we consider only one being as having the truths that we need to learn and that is the horse. It would be hubris to suggest that we, any of us humans are masters. Thus we have chosen to call no man or woman master. We realize that master is a signal of respect for someone who has so much knowledge to impart to us. But to give any system - any human - the term master, indicates that we cannot question, cannot search for what doesn't work or what might work better. Even here at Kjrsos, especially here. We hope that in all of our hearts we can always be humble and remain a student of the horse, knowing and understanding we all have so much more to learn. In establishing Kjrsos our hope is that we have developed a model that understandably is ever-changing, ever-evolving, while we stay true to our roots and our principles. My fondest personal wish is that we can establish a community to take on this task of evolution who will tread carefully and consciously onwards, long after I am gone. I would love to be here to keep learning from all of you. Human and horse. Considering the amazing things I have been shown, I know there is no way for me to even begin to imagine what you will be shown next.
The Light in me bows to the light in you.
Throughout the pages and the ethos of Kjersos, you will note we don't usually speak to the individual. We talk about concepts, ideas, teachings because we are here to support everyone on their journey, not to take this moment to sit in judgement on their own journey. We can learn a new idea from someone who we completely disagree with, they can bring value, new teachings into our lives. So we talk about the idea, discuss the value this might be to the horse, or perhaps it is something that you need to be aware of because of the possible damage to the horse. But we don't attach to that awareness of the possible harm to the horse an attack on the individual. Whatever they do, as a spirit they are of value as well. And we support their spirits, their growth, their experiences as ones hopefully of potential. I can not like what you do, but still, care for who you are. That is a difficult task. Easy to say to a child we love, but so much more difficult with those who we don't know. Any time we connect damage to another it is so difficult in that empathy not to care, not to weep and not to be angry with a universe that allowed it to happen and in turn not to send our negative thoughts and energy to the one that we perceive as perpetuating those events. Which is why we made the conscious choice to cover knowledge, not people. But it can be helpful to see the effect of how one thing we might end up doing as a rider that we might perceive as being positive has a negative effect somewhere else. It can be valuable to see the whole. To see how it all works together. Hence this section on system analysis. It is our hope that because we can do so in a kind way that always respects and cares for the one who we are speaking of and that as we analyze and in a way sit in judgement, that we can look at the what and not attach our thoughts to the who, to the spirit of the one that needs your support as much as you needed the support and the lessons of the horse to find your way.
We stand for the horse. We stand with respect for life and all its wonders. We cannot have a closed view that we are here only for those who are talking the courses of Kjersos. We have to understand that we need to do more than that. That our responsibilities extend far further. We need to mentor, develop programs, develop material that reaches out. That tries to make a difference in this community in the consciousness that connects all of us.
You want to help others. Yes you are just beginning your journey and you know you have a long way to go, but it is the excellence in basics where almost all answers can be found. If this foundation, this base is incorrect, so much more will be of issue. Your choice to discover how incredible it is to help others through an Equine Facilitated Mindfulness Program or how to help create an incredible relationship between human and horse or, if you want to understand how to establish a healthy foundation for those that want to discover what it is like to ride like a centaur, or all of the above, Level 1 is the start of all of that. Eyes on the ground who know what to look for can be invaluable. You can be the mentor/guide that can make a difference because you can give others a base that is true.
Your studies will be augmented with additional courses on teaching and you become part of a community that is bound together, by their love of horses, supporting each other, excited about becoming part of a community that is looking to build more and more resources as well as adding to the body of the work that is equestrian knowledge that is available today.
Level 1 is defined by...
The first lesson. The gift of silence so others can exist in full measure.