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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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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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What Does It Take To Finally Get Results With Your Horse?

What does it take to finally get results with your horse? Tell me if this is you… You want to do something very special for yourself. Maybe you’ve worked a full time job in the past.Maybe you’ve had family commitments or family responsibilities.But you remember how it was to have horses, maybe when you’re younger, or a few […]

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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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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 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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