Introducing Polyvagal Theory

Editor’s Note: At HorseHead, we’re becoming more and more intrigued by Polyvagal Theory, a relatively new explanation of the autonomic nervous system, present in all mammals. This is the first of an ongoing series on Polyvagal Theory and its application with horses and horsemanship. Please […]

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