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Why Horses Lick and Chew – A Polyvagal Lens

By Sarah Schlote Every so often, this article makes the rounds on social media. The author suggests that horses lick and chew when they are coming down out of a sympathetic nervous system (SNS) or stress response back into parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) relaxation range. The article also equates the SNS with pain, threat, confusion, […]

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Can Animals Consent?

*Originally published on the Natural Lifemanship Guest Contributor Blog, January 4, 2018 By Sarah Schlote This interesting question, which came out of a post I shared on Facebook (here and here) about a yoga on horseback video that went viral recently, elicits differing opinions. Some claim that consent is a human construct linked to morality, […]

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