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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 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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What emotion do we want to promote in our horses?

Horses express so many emotions as we are around them and working with them. When it comes to training horses and having the best relationship that we possibly can across the species of horses and humans, the answer to this question makes a huge difference.  But a lot of equine enthusiasts completely miss it which erases any […]

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Why we miss our horses

I know some of you are not even able to travel to your horses at this time and I’m really sorry if that is the case for you because you know, we’re feeling the stress and the anxiety of COVID and our animals do as well.Our animals feel the stress, especially when we’re not visiting […]

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