Finding our Ground Zero – the place we can always start successfully from.
We move forward when the horse is in release and following our focus. Why you should never force a horse through an obstacle.
We build it on the ground, then ride it in the saddle.
Does it really matter where your horse is, or what he is doing when you’re leading him? It might not be a big deal to you, but the conversations that you have (or don’t have) when you’re leading him form the foundation of his entire social structure. It’s a big deal for your horse. With a little know-how you can use leading to form a corner stone of a solid leadership agreement with your horse – one in which he’ll trust you and follow, both in and out of the saddle.
What does Sir Isaac Newton have to do with horse training? Well, his 3rd law of motion is tied in to how you ride your horse in some very obvious ways that you likely haven’t thought about – but when you do it might change how you ride from now on. So lets explore!
Part 3 of 3 in a series. We look at what do to when you’re expecting a left turn…but your horse turns right.
This article is the second of a three part series. I got to writing it and found it was a very deep – but very important – topic. How we work with our horse’s thoughts defines our relationship and establishes our credibility as leaders.
This article is the first of a three part series. I got to writing it and found it was a very deep – but very important – topic. How we work with our horse’s thoughts defines our relationship and establishes our credibility as leaders.
We can show the horse an entirely different way of dealing with pressure, so that it no longer creates a stress and in fact, causes him to release tension and focus on us. This opens the door for the horse to be balanced and perform like an athlete.
If you’ve been in one of my clinics, read articles or watched my videos, you’ll have heard me mention how important FOCUS is. Here’s a detailed explanation of how a simple technique can make huge changes in your riding.