Episode 201: The next most obvious step.

I recorded this audio while riding Willow bridleless; day 2. My point: I didn’t set out to ride Willow bridleless, as in, the thought was NOWHERE in my mind. Yet, we arrived here. Looking back at our journey, you could say we took many detours…or you could say that I consistently took the next most…

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Podcast 200: Can you relate to any of these struggles or success stories?

200 episodes and over 1,000,000 downloads later… When I started this podcast, I wanted to help riders understand their horses, so they could create clear, confident, communication…and it’s working! To celebrate reaching these milestones, I’m sharing my student success stories. These moments are glimpses into the process of gaining clarity through understanding. You can hear…

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Episode 199: The trickiest concept

The trickiest concept of them all…If the horse gives the ‘incorrect’ answer…it doesn’t necessarily mean you taught the lesson wrong. This one can make you crazy… Or it can make you micromanage… Or it can tempt you to force things to happen… The challenge is that in teaching the horse…we are always getting feedback from…

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Episode 198: The benefits of NOT believing you can.

What stands in the way of reaching your dream? The ability to hold belief for the amount of time it takes to achieve it. But… If it’s as simple as believing…why don’t we just believe?
There are many hidden benefits to NOT believing. It conserves energy, allows you to stay where you are, and lets you…

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Episode 194: Which comes first; the head or the body?

Everything that creates safety or leads to advancing requires an ability to clearly communicate to the horse’s body. Yet, the system of communication changes as the horse’s understanding grows. Often the horse is first taught to turn from direct rein pressure…but many riders ideally want to steer with a neck rein or their body. How…

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