Chris Adderson – ForTheHorse

All posts by Chris Adderson

How To Be With Your Horse, Even On A Bad Day

How to be with your horse even though you’re having a bad day … or how do we actually be present with our horses when we’ve had a bad day? Or we feel kind of off, or you feel like you need a reset. It’s pretty easy to have bad days these days, isn’t it? Our horses can […]

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Why Am I Stuck With My Horse?

How to get unstuck with your horse. We know what it’s like to be stuck, don’t we? But how do we get unstuck with our horse?   There is a crucial step that you need to take. Have you ever had a horse that you just couldn’t figure out or part of the horse that you just […]

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Be A Confident Rider

Sometimes we meet riders who don’t think they need the mindset piece. “I don’t have any trauma,” they say. “Just give me the strategy.”But riding isn’t just about strategy, or exercises or technique… What do you do when you get into a stressful situation?  What happens in your mind, and in your body, and in your emotions? Being […]

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Are You Effective In The Saddle?

Every week, we speak to so many people who are incredibly wanting to ride the best that they can do. And these are riders who genuinely care; they tend to be sometimes a little bit invested in doing things correctly with their horses, but they’re still not getting the results that they’re looking for. So what’s […]

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How To Feel Your Horse

Have you ever had an instructor say to you in words, or tell you, what to feel with your body? …or how to feel something? …or tell you where to place body parts – put your legs here, put your arms here? Well, you’re not the only one, because for all my love of horses and riding, I […]

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How to Motivate Your Horse

We get a lot of riders who wonder how to motivate their horse; they want more motivation, maybe more energy, more movement, more cooperation, more calmness, more fill in the blank, but what they don’t fully grasp is what motivation is… I was teaching a clinic many years ago to a group of 4-H kids, […]

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How to Make the Path from Liberty to Classical Dressage

The path from Liberty to Classical Dressage…Liberty is breathtaking, and also Classical Dressage is breathtaking. But there becomes a question about the path from one to the other.  And the gap between the two is confusing to riders, so much to the point that riders just don’t really know why they’re doing each one, why it’s […]

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How To Communicate With Your Horse

How to communicate with your horse…so your horse understands you. Have you ever felt like you’re just bursting to get out with your horse? You have a lot of caring you, a lot of passion, a lot of deep desire to help your horse. But you can’t seem to quite get your horse motivated to […]

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How To Lunge Your Horse

In this training you’ll discover how to lunge your horse, so you can have amazing, fun fulfilling rides. The students we work with are looking to build a forever bond with their horse, they want to be safe and they want to do the right thing with their horse. They don’t want to make mistakes. I’m going […]

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How to plan a step-by-step progress plan for your horse

How to plan a step-by-step progress strategy for your horse? I’m going to share with you how I turn my vision into a plan and how you can then turn your vision with your horse into a plan. I will share with you how I integrate my life with horses and how to have excellent communication […]

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