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Wu Wei in Weaning Foals

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

Release Date: 07/30/2021

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Wu Wei is a Taoist Concept that can mean Doing without doing, or Effortless Action. Weaning foals can be quite stressful for the mare and the foal if it is done too early and in a harsh and abrupt manner, this episode is about how I discovered a way of weaning foals that was easy for the mare and foal and the humans involved!

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