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Cordelia’s initial foray into the labyrinth with her horse, Blake, was to take a short cut across instead of around the labyrinth after a long day’s riding in the Gila Wilderness. She realized using a labyrinth one could train a horse to be more agile, responsive and capable when being ridden. Cordelia also leads her donkey Chloe in labyrinths.
Cordelia gave a workshop on Equestrian Labyrinths - New and Old Uses and Designs, at The Labyrinth Society’s annual Gathering in New Harmony, Indiana in November 2010. Eight horses and riders re-enacted The Game of Troy as described by Virgil in the Aeneid Book 5 and as depicted on the Tragliatella Vase. Labyrinth design and Aeneid reading: Jeff Saward.
Horses, Humans & Healing in the Labyrinth
This film was shot at Therapeutic Riding of Tucson and at Centaur Leadership Services, Prescott College. TROT aids those with various physical disabilities by matching them with trained horses in a secure and uplifting environment. CLS trains counselors and therapists in Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Mental Health. Clients are taught how to work with an equine. As they walk the labyrinth together they are helped to come to terms with the past on their journey towards the future.
Horses & Humans in the Labyrinth
This film provides an introduction to Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths against the backdrop of the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico. The film shows the various ways labyrinths are used at WML in addition to riding horses in them. The question visitors most often ask is "What is the difference between a maze and a labyrinth?" How hesitantly people walk the puzzle of a maze can be seen compared to the gentle walk of the meditative path of a labyrinth.