Simple but not easy

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

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

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

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)

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?

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

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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Seat Insights

This is my last video (for this sequence) on the topic of physical conditioning.

I’m going to talk about our core and how it relates to how we use our seat. Then I’ll follow it up by demo-ing one yoga exercise I like because it builds core strength and great posture and flexes the knees… all good things for riding.

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Ups and downs of aerobic training

I had several requests to do a follow-up to last week’s video about physical conditioning… specifically to see what I do.

Disclaimer: I am not a pro in this realm. (-:

That being said, I thought it would be fun to take you with me on a walk and show you what I do for interval aerobic training at least 3-4 days a week.

That’s what this video is all about.

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I didn’t do what you said

Last week, I asked for your suggestions for topics for these weekly videos. I received some great ideas.

There are a couple of ironies in me talking about what I’m going to talk about today.

The first is, no one suggested this topic. But I was moved by an article my husband Tom shared with me. I felt compelled to discuss it with you.

It’s about health, confidence, core strength… and what all of those things have to do with riding.

That’s what this video is all about.

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A Simple Yet Powerful Exercise

In this video, I share a very simple yet powerful relaxation and engagement exercise for your horse. Enjoy!

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