The world needs people who will look at things differently....shake things up and inspire new ways of thinking.
As an Equine-Education Consultant, Jennifer does just that. She brings a totally unique perspective to the horse world.
Jenn Currie, known for her quiet confidence with horses, is an award-winning educator, author, consultant, and equestrian.
Born into a horse infatuated family, Jenn has ridden since before she could walk. Her entire childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood revolved around raising, riding, and successfully competing horses and ponies of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. She spent most of her time riding western, but spent a few years training and competing English.
After a near fatal motorcycle accident ended her riding career in 1993, Jenn immersed herself into her educational career.
Over the last 27 years, Ms. Currie has been a leader in educational reform, advising districts, teachers, parents, and students on how to better learn and grow with Mind, Brain, and Education sciences.
Today, she brings that research to the barn with her engaging and informative Two Minds, One Mission: Brain-Centered Horsemanship™ clinics. She is committed to linking the Mind, Brain, and Education sciences with the rapidly emerging field of Equitation science to inspire more humane handling and training of horses.
She sticks to this simple principle....
All we need to do is make
SMALL SIMPLE CHANGES,
to have REMARKABLE RESULTS™ .
Teacher.....Lead Learner....Horse Crazy Woman
As an educator, I learned about brain-based education in 2005 because I was looking for something to help me out in the classroom. After the first day in class, I KNEW this was the information I had been looking for! It ALL made so much sense. Not only did I find answers about myself as a learner (if only I knew this in school), but it answered the questions of where I was going wrong in my teaching.
I returned to school to share the wealth of knowledge I gained that week in Syracuse, NY, and have never looked back. Having the “understanding” of what is going on in my brain as well as others’ brains has been a GAME CHANGER!
Fast forward eight years and I was back riding horses again. Being out of the saddle for 20 years made me very nervous. What did I know? I didn’t think much after being absent all those years. Turns out, I did have a nice solid horsemanship foundation behind me, but most importantly, I now had the brain research to go with it.
The more I rode….the more I learned and studied horses….and the more I realized….the principles I learned to teach my fourth graders could and were helping me become a better, more solid, horsewoman.
How? Well, for one, I was able to use my brain research to conquer my battles with fear. Secondly, I used the principles to guide how I was going to approach coaching my horse over difficult terrain and obstacles. Additionally, I used my knowledge to make better decisions when it came to my horses’ health and well-being.
What I soon realized was that although often seen as so different, horses and humans are very much alike when it comes to their minds and well-being.
Looking at the foundational principles that drive brain-based learning for humans, it was clear to me, that those very same principles could be and should be applied to working with horses.
Two Minds, One Mission:
Building Better Partnerships
Through Brain-Centered Horsemanship
Taking the relationship of the horse & rider to the next level by focusing on the 7 Cs....