As leaders, we can teach our horses to deal with anxiety caused by other horses or their environment. What they learn is to release tension under pressure and focus or follow our direction and energy. Throughout this, they build confidence and an ability to deal with high levels of pressure. Thus, their herd problems decrease or disappear entirely, while at the same time their trust in you increases exponentially.
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.
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.
In any leadership position, be it a supervisor in an office, the Prime Minister or a horse rider, it’s desirable that those you are leading follow you. After all, that’s what leadership is, isn’t it? We also desire that our followers emulate us. To do as we do. To think as we think. To have people or horses commit to us as leaders we need to cause them to think that following us is the best ??? and most rewarding ??? option. An option that produces success and relieves them of their questions and worries.