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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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How To Melt Resistance Around Horses

Resistance, both from horses and from riders has several levels.Let’s concentrate on how to actually offer your horse what he or she requires, and how to make riding joyful rather than frightening.There can be these resistances coming up between horse and rider…Resistance to understandingResistance to raising your standard as a riderResistance to being with your […]

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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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Horse Training Without Pressure

If you’re not doing this with your horse training, chances are you’re not reaching your full potential.  I’m going to share with you what I do in my horse training, that I’ve learned along the way that has helped me to accomplish so much more with my horses by putting less pressure on myself as a […]

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Why A Horse Has Trouble Bending Right

Why does a horse have trouble bending right?  This is such a common question.  And here’s how you may know that you have a bending problem. Let me know if you have experienced any of these things… * you’re getting progress, but it’s not as much progress as you wanting. * you’re getting partial results, but it’s […]

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Why Is My Horse So Heavy

Turn the heavy horse into a beautiful, flowing, light horse… Have you ever found yourself saying, “my horse is heavy”? In this article, I’m going to share with you some of my suggestions on how you can change a heavy horse, and how to turn a heavy horse into a beautiful, flowing, light, horse that you absolutely […]

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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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Why Won’t My Horse Go Forward?

Why my horse won’t go forward? Can you imagine just for a second, just have a visualization of you riding a perfect ride with your horse. So you’re riding you have connected, you have a true forward, you have the willingness from your horse. And you can see so clearly how you can trot and you […]

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