Happy New Year everyone! It’s that time of year where many of us make resolutions only to get disappointed and discouraged when we break them. Instead of a making a New Year’s resolution consider making a New Year’s intention. Why no resolution? Resolutions are goal based. Though goals are not bad, they do have definite […]
I am so honored to have been interviewed about mindful riding for an article in the UK magazine “Your Horse.” It is a wonderful magazine with articles geared to adult riders. It is well worth getting a subscription!
One exercise I use with my students is around relaxing and feeling the horse while riding. I will have them do shortening, lengthening and transitions. The riders are encouraged to concentrate on sitting deep and communicating with their seats first before going to their hands. As they do this they also focus on staying […]
It is important to have educated trainers and instructors to teach you how to ride and what to do. But, the responsibility for much of your learning and discovery needs to come from you. Don’t always look to your trainer to give you all of the answers or to even ask the questions. […]
When I judge and teach clinics I observe different hunter/jumper issues that can get in the way of a rider’s success. One of them is always riding in a two point or half seat. As trainers we work so hard to teach riders how to do the two point. They struggle to learn how […]