Tag: Progress

Setting Up Each Ride as a Stepping Stone in Your Training

Setting Up Each Ride as a Stepping Stone in Your Training

Every time you interact with your horse, there is the possibility of improving your communication and understanding.  However, planning and intention must be present for each ride to be an actual stepping stone.  Having one without the other will not give you the outcome you are hoping for. Creating the plan and setting the intention is key to each ride…

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How Your Horses Talents Can Help Develop His Weaker Points

How Your Horses Talents Can Help Develop His Weaker Points

We all have talents. Things that seem to come naturally to us and that we excel at. Your horse is the same. And, in my experience, when we approach training our horses with the idea that we are helping them develop their talents, everyone is happier. Unfortunately, it is common practice for many people to focus on weaknesses. Both in…

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6 Questions for When You’ve Stopped Improving as a Rider

6 Questions for When You’ve Stopped Improving as a Rider

It is one of the most frustrating experiences as a rider when you notice that you’ve stopped improving. Progress has stalled! You’re doing ‘all the things’ but, seemingly, to no avail whatsoever. This is a common place that most riders can find themselves in at some point or another. And the good news is that there are things you can…

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3 Things You Must Work on to Become a Better Rider

3 Things You Must Work on to Become a Better Rider

You know that feeling when you try something new and you get it right. Maybe your trainer or instructor is with you. Or maybe you just prepared. But, for whatever reason, you got it right. You feel like a better rider. Good feeling, hey?  Until the next time you try… Maybe on your own. A couple of days later. Aaaannnnndddd…

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