Why does my horse do that for you and not me?

Why do horses perform a certain way for one person and a completely different way for another.  Is it their history together? Is it one persons skill or ability?  Is it luck? Or does the horse just have it in for one of them…. Something that has been happening for a while now is that…

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What is holding you back?

G'day Team,I've got a question for you...What is holding you back?  More specifically, what is holding you back from achieving your horse related goals? Is it fear? Is it time? Is it confidence? Is it that you are so confused that you're not sure if you are doing the right or wrong thing with your…

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FEAR around horses

Today I want to discuss an important topic with you that I experience regularly, whilst educating people with horses.  And that topic is our relationship with FEAR around horses.  I guess if we are honest about it, we all hold a certain level of fear around working with horses.  This is perfectly normally and to be expected…

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3 Times a Week Challenge

Ok Team - I’ve got a challenge for you! Lets face it, we all need to spend more time with our horses (me included!) We all need to ride more and I really want to help you make that happen. A Jim Rohn quote jumps into my mind "Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success…

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Presence

G'day Team, I wanted to share a blog post with you all about 'Presence' when working with horses.  This is a topic I have been grappling with for a few years now, particularly on how to educate people about the importance of presence and body language when working with horses.  I was lucky to recently…

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Soften to Pressure

I want to share with you a problem I come across regularly when I help people with horses who brace and panic under pressure.  To start, what we need to remember is that the things we are trying to get your horse to do are so far detracted from their ancestors life in the wild and…

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Elite Horsemanship Audio Training Program

G’day All, We’re very excited to announce that we will be releasing an Elite Horsemanship Audio training program soon called Groundwork 101. This audio program will lead you through step by step training sessions that you can listen to whilst riding your horse. We wanted to create an audio program that can provide assistance, direction…

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Lateral Flexion

Have you ever seen a horse in the paddock bend in half to scratch its hip? Its important to remember when teaching your horse lateral flexion we are not building their muscles or working on their ability to flex, they can do this already.  We are simply training our horse to respond to our feel…

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Rapport vs Respect

I’ve challenged myself recently with the thought that I want to achieve more Rapport than Respect with horses.. This couldn’t have become clearer after looking into the definition of each word. rapport ‘a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well.’ respect ‘a…

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More Empathy Less Agenda

This only dawned on me recently, I had an extended time away from riding horses while focusing on our growing young family and had some time to reflect.  I realised why I felt like some aspects of my horsemanship were failing, it became a job with a strict agenda.  I had to get away from…

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