Episode 21: Your Horse Needs You to Do This
“It's so cool when you get to a point in your life when you can add layers of muscle memory.” Stacy Westfall Click To Tweet
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It’s time to wrap up season two on the rider’s body. I covered a lot of ground on the last two seasons. We talked about the rider’s mind and the rider’s body. I’m even more excited about the next two seasons which are all about the horse. I play a preview of some of the questions I’ll be answering and share how you can ask your questions.
There is one thing that you can do to improve your riding and that is is to focus on this last season which was the riders body. This is consistently the weakest link that I see out of the four different areas of the rider’s mind, the rider’s body, the horse’s mind, and the horse’s body.“The difference between consuming and applying is that people will notice a difference in you.” Stacy Westfall Click To Tweet
[01:26] We are all super excited to talk about horses in the next two seasons.
[01:41] A rider can change their mind in an instant. They can listen to a podcast or read an article and instantly change a belief that they’ve held for a long time.
[02:07] Your body takes work and a ton of commitment. As you age, you can feel your body changing. Exercise will pay you back a thousand fold in every area of your life.
[02:30] I use horses for my motivational area, because I love to ride. But it’s awesome to feel better in other areas of your life. It’s just more enjoyable.
[02:55] Riding alone is not a balanced strength and flexibility training. Strength and flexibility is exactly what we want in our horses. It’s what we need in ourselves.
[03:18] When training in dressage, I can feel my old muscle memory conflicting with my new muscle memory.
[03:57] I’m not interested in losing my old muscle memory and skill, I’m just interested in adding to it.
[04:23] Adding layers of muscle memory is something that we’re going to talk about in the future.
[04:32] There’s a difference between consuming and applying things in your life. I’m honored that you’re listening to this podcast. However, it’s consuming.
[05:09] You’ll know you’ve applied something that you learn to your mind when people notice a difference in what you’re doing.
[05:53] Decide to do something everyday to improve. If you felt resistance to that keep in mind it only has to be 10 or 15 minutes.
[07:22] If you dedicate to doing something that will take you in the direction you want to go, even for 10 or 15 minutes a day, you will be amazed at how good it feels.
[07:54] The next season is all about the horses mind and I share some of the questions that I’ll be addressing.
[08:39] If you have any questions about your horse, please call in and maybe I can answer it on one of the upcoming episodes.“Decide to do something everyday to improve.” Stacy Westfall Click To Tweet
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