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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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Riding And Confidence: How To Have Both Together

In order to have both together you need to shift your beliefs around riding and confidence. And this requires changing the identity from being stuck to being empowered. Because there are basically two states:1Stuck2EmpoweredIn our Harmony For the Horse Program we help you to move from being stuck, afraid and unconfident to empowered, confident and successful in […]

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Horse Anxiety: 3 Steps For Progress

How do you make progress with your horse when your horse is spooky? When we’re dealing with life and horses, it’s not the spookiness or the anxiety that really matters, is what you do with it. If you can get curious enough to explore what to do with anxiety, then that is what we can explore in […]

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Anxious Horse Management (4 Steps)

How do I help my horse who’s scared or anxious? Do you ask yourself this question?  I know I certainly did. In order to get the answer, here’s what we need to know… The first thing we need to know are the hidden problems that we’re dealing with for an anxious horse.   Next, how much is too […]

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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 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 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 ride a horse

Have you ever seen riders who are working so hard in the saddle that they’re actually contorting their bodies? They might be off to one side or maybe their legs are shrinking up. Maybe their feet are either in or out, just doing a little bit strange things. We all do it. It’s really easy […]

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