What we learn in the process of working with a young horse, starting or restarting a mature horse or working a horse through troubles is invaluable. These are the skills that will make you a proficient rider. And the time will come where you’ll have to help a horse or have the opportunity to start or restart one.
Liberty exercises are fantastic in order to build a trusted leadership connection: a relationship that reaps benefits when you’re in the saddle. What true liberty work really does is cause you to become proficient in speaking the language of the horse and put it to practical every-day purpose.
Do horses have the ability to sense things more easily and accurately than humans, and if so, how? And better yet, can we make use of their abilities? Like the saying goes, two minds are better than one. I’d like to share some personal examples and my thoughts on what I consider an incredible asset offered you by your horse.
Horses are curious creatures. As a prey animal, their thinking is fear-based. Learn to turn fear into curiosity!
Defining success. Creating a space where your horse can always succeed and you can always feel great about it.
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.
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.