Episode 135: Is mental exhaustion hindering your horse training?

Can you effectively train your horse on a day when you feel mentally exhausted? Today I answer a listener question about this by discussing
B- work, resistance, Physical exhaustion vs mental exhaustion and why I think working on days like this can BENEFIT my horses.

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  1. Heather Wimer on June 17, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    I struggle with the fact that I have to be perfect, with my horses and with life in general. This podcast was so great! I appreciate your honest insight so much!

  2. Ruth McDermott on June 16, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Stacy, I loved this podcast about B- work. Thank you. It made so much sense. And it takes pressure and guilt off the rider, too. 🙂

  3. Martina Brown on June 16, 2021 at 10:30 am

    I totally needed this this morning. As you know I’m riding and training more than I have in the past summers. I like how you use the B- analogy. I like things to be perfect and I have to acknowledge that A+ work will not always happen. I also have to realize that my horse will not always be on her A game. Remember last week I was having difficulty with the lope well she is way better this week. She may have been off. Thanks for reminding me that horses can also have bad days.

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