Tag: Communication

The Best Question to Ask Yourself when You’re in the Saddle…

The Best Question to Ask Yourself when You’re in the Saddle…

Have you noticed how, for many people, the longer they spend in the saddle, the less curious they become about a lot of things ‘riding related’? Now, other riders are the exact opposite, they want to go deeper and further in all aspects of riding. Which is fantastic. If you have found yourself doing something for the sake of just…

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Using Your Voice as an Effective Aid in Your Riding

Using Your Voice as an Effective Aid in Your Riding

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Understand why your voice works, regardless of discipline Begin using tone to help convey your message Use your voice to reward your horse Understand how to ‘wean’ your horse off of your voice Imagine if you could use your voice as an effective, accurate aid when communicating to…

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Groundwork; the ‘Bookends’ to Your Riding

Groundwork; the ‘Bookends’ to Your Riding

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Understand why groundwork is essential when working with your horse Begin thinking about the importance of your position when on the ground Realise that your horse might not know what you are asking or saying Start becoming more mindful of your aids on the ground Here’s a question…

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The Link Between Your Coordination & Your Horses Responsiveness

The Link Between Your Coordination & Your Horses Responsiveness

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Understand how to become more ‘quiet’ in the saddle See the link between independent aids and an independent seat Begin being more mindful about your aids and how you are communicating with your horse Start working on increasing your coordination in the saddle When was the last time…

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Are You Working on Developing Your Leg Aids?

Are You Working on Developing Your Leg Aids?

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Become more respectful with your legs & how it will help the overall conversation Understand why how you apply the aid is so important The difference between ‘loud aids’ and ‘quiet aids’ Develop your leg aids as a guide – not a crutch Your legs make up such…

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