LEARN IT AND LIVE IT!
My goal is to help you become your horse's best partner in all ways. Through 50 years of experience riding, teaching, and judging shows, I have observed that if you want to experience the ultimate connection with your horse, you must care more about the horse's well-being than your own.
You must build up the confidence of your equine partner if you want him/her to return the favor to you. The horse gains confidence from the rider, if the rider has the experience to provide it. Your horse should know that the next meal is coming and that you are providing it. Consistency counts!
Your horse should be confident that when you sit on his/her back and take the reins, or step in the arena with him/her, that this is going to be a GOOD experience, and that you will do your utmost best to help your equine partner understand what you are asking
I can help you gain this consistency and confidence. This is what my training is about.
To create this confident partnership you must educate yourself or allow me to educate you.
What does it look like? Feel like? How do I express it to the horse? Chances are, the horse already knows. The rider just needs to learn how to communicate with their equine partner, and this is what I am here to teach you.
RIDE TO CONNECT
Connect thought, feeling and emotion
Rhythm, movement and balance.
BRING THOUGHT TO THE MOVEMENT
to understand “when” and “why”
BRING FEELING TO THE MOVEMENT
to create rhythm, impulsion, and balance
BRING EMOTION TO THE MOVEMENT
to create expression and the joy of connection/partnership
MOVEMENT IS HEALING: Connected movement is optimum healing and partnership. Studies show that rhythmic rocking of the pelvis produces Oxytocin, the happiness hormone. This opens the brain to learning. Particularly the very cadenced collected rhythm as found in a well-trained, collected horse. (From the FaceBook page of The Horse Boy: Ru's Autism tip from 3/12/2017)
When a horse is properly collected, it willingly lifts its back to meet the riders seat and there is more motion. Oxytocin calms the nervous system, opens access to the intellect, and heals damage done by too much cortisol. Movement heals, both the horse and rider.