Intimidator or Strong Leader?

July 31, 2020

This week in my Core Confidence Class this comment and question came up: “It’s a fine line between intimidation and strong leadership. Is it fear and insecurity (on the part of the rider) that causes us to cross the line and how do we realize the difference?”

I really like this comment/question because this is something that’s important to me. It’s a foundation part of everything I teach. I want to respond to it with all of you.

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Simple steps for applying leg pressure

July 24, 2020

I often get the asked, “How much is ‘too much’ or ‘too little’ leg pressure for my horse?”

In this video, I explain a few simple steps for you to discover how to keep your horse ‘light’ in the sides while you use just the right amount of leg pressure for him or her to get the response you want.

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If she can do it, I can do it!

July 17, 2020

This week was the year anniversary of the passing of my dear friend, Audrey Griffin who so inspired me. Audrey was 82 when she passed. She was a member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

Thinking about the impact Audrey had on my life, reminded me to remind you about something very important in all of our lives.

That’s what this week’s video is all about.

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Touch of Ease

July 11, 2020

I walked out into the pasture with our two geldings this past week. What they were doing reminded me of one of those small, but kind and effective ways we can all communicate ease, calmness, and connection with a horse.

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Simple but not easy

July 3, 2020

What I’m going to share with you in this video are two ways to empower yourself and your horse, and then feel good around other people.

It’s a singular idea that’s easy to understand but takes deliberate thought to implement.

But when you do, your entire perspective will change. And your riding will improve, too.

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it depends on your focus

June 27, 2020

Where we focus our attention is super important to how we get the result we want with our horse. That’s what this video is all about.

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For Dawn

June 19, 2020

I had a big surprise when I was walking out of the house to do this week’s video for you. It took me right to what’s important to keep in the forefront of our minds… not in the back. That’s what this week’s video is all about.

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Show Time

June 12, 2020

The shows are really beginning to open up now. Hallelujah!

This quote so inspired me when I reread it this week, that I wanted to share my thoughts with you about showing. It’s one of my favorite quotes by Dr. Jim Loehr:

“When you ride, you’re deepening your sense of joy and appreciation for this opportunity with your horse. You’re learning so much about yourself and your horse. The whole thing is such a fabulous gift in your life. If you win great championships and if you win great medals, that’s just icing on the cake.”

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Sitting the Trot (for cowponies, too)

June 5, 2020

In this video, I talk about developing your ability to sit a trot… and why that’s the most efficient gait when you’re working a cow.

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Will you celebrate with me?

May 29, 2020

I have something a little bit different for you today. You know how when something really special happens in your life and you want to celebrate with your friends? Well, that’s what I’m doing with you today.

This week I was so honored to receive the American Horse Publication Equine Vision Award.

I’m thrilled. I also want to share a few thoughts with you about the role of having a vision in your life.

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Help for Hyper Horses

May 22, 2020

Recently I received a question asking me how to ‘calm’ a hyper horse. In this video, I do a little demo on Nic and demonstrate an approach that’s a bit counterintuitive.

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“How to Sit Deeper, Part 3”

April 11, 2019

This video is one more in my “finding your seat” series of video for working a cow. I talk about why it is so important for you to be grounded in your center of balance as you put your hand down after making the cut and before working a cow.

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