Scarpati Indian Taming or Horse Yoga was founded in the traditions of both Hinduism and Buddhism. The goal of this discipline is to combine the physical, mental, an spiritual disciplines in pursuit of reaching that much-coveted peace of mind. The combination of multiple ancient practices with horse taming may seem to be unusual to the average person at first, but the father-son tandem of Oscar and Cristobal Scarpati have done just that at the Doma India School in San Luis, Argentina.
The World of Horse Yoga
The Scarpati Indian Taming technique is a method that aims to tame the horse according to its own nature. They avoid feelings of pain and fear by earning the trust and loyalty of horses. This technique gives a clear idea to it practitioners on how to treat the horse as well as hows and when is the best time to teach them as well.
Horses primarily learn by persuasion, and within us, we start knowing horse nature, behavior, and psychology to achieve the ability to teach and persuade horses to execute endless exercise making the horses suitable animals for any type of discipline.
Scarpati Indian Taming is also about teaching the concept of love of life as applied to working with animals such as horses.
This unusual Yoga adaptation may seem to be controversial and stressful, especially for the wellness of horses, the instructors at the Doma School firmly believe in the philosophy that non-violence based horse taming may actually help in forming a strong bond between a man and a horse.
People who wish to participate in horse yoga need not be physically strong. According to its founders, you only need to have genuine love for horses and an inherent ability to understand and communicate using their language. For the Scarpati family, horses are sacred. They are now using their knowledge and skills of horse taming in working with wild, traumatized, and nervous horses.
What Makes Scarpati Indian Taming Unique?
- Their signature taming techniques are considered to be tried-and-tested body-to-body natural game similar to that of herding horses.
- Horses quickly lose fear of humans and other elements once they undergo the techniques and methods developed by the Scarpatis.
- Removing the fear in horses will help in creating bonds with untamed horses.