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Rider Apprehension: A Confident Rider’s #1 Skill

Rider apprehension affects our horse’s performance, and our horsemanship. All equestrians experience rider apprehension when training and riding horses. I used to think that we as riders were not able to overcome apprehension. But I have helped so many riders to overcome apprehension and fear in our Harmony For the Horse program, that I now believe […]

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Equestrian responsibility: horse rider responsibility explained

The way we respond to our horse, or our results with our horse, is our responsibility, not a reactionability (a term that I coined!). Why is it that we want to be responsible, rather than reactionable? It’s because a 96% of everything that we do is from the subconscious mind. And what we do consciously is only […]

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In Hand Horse Training That Makes Sense

In Hand horse training (In Hand ground work) is a place for you and your horse to problem solve, get to know each other better, and develop your skill set as an equestrian. There are many objectives of In Hand horse training, here are just 3 situations where you can use In Hand ground work with […]

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Overcoming Horse Rider Fear: 3 Tips To Build Confidence Instead

Overcoming horse rider fear can be a struggle, but you are not alone. Fear of riding horses is very real and it’s not as simple as “just get back on and ride”. It takes time to overcome fear and build confidence. When I started riding my Andalusian gelding several years ago, he was young and I […]

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7 Keys To True Connection With Your Horse

When in this state of being, that I’m about to describe to you, riders are not able to access these 7 keys to true connection … and that can be devastating for their horsemanship. It can be so very frustrating, if you are a coach or a teacher or an instructor, when you see somebody who […]

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How To Overcome Fear With Your Horse?

Have you ever felt like you want to finally get great rides with your horse, but it’s gonna be too risky, because your horse is just too spooky? Have you ever maybe gone to the gate to get your horse, to bring your horse out to ride, and you have that awkward pause.  Those butterflies are […]

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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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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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