The mental habits we create in ourselves and our horses.

First we make our habits then our habits make usThe filly entered the arena on edge, expecting to blow off energy. It didn’t matter to her that she was saddled and bridled, blowing off energy during the first 10-15 minutes of a ride was normal. It was what she had done from the first ride. At this point it was part of the routine. It could be the first ride in a month or the 10th day of riding in a row and the filly still expected, or felt required to, blow off steam at the beginning of the ride.

Many times we accidentally create habits in our horses. We do it to ourselves too. This weekend ask yourself as you go through your day, “Is this what I am choosing to do, or is this a habit?”


  1. stonepony1j on May 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    That is a hard question. How much of what we do day to day habit or is it really what works best in the situation? Do we think it through and decide what we are going to do or just do what we always have? I have to watch myself and see what I come up with on this.

  2. Betty Maloy on May 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Stacey, you may have already addressed this and I I know Roxy was not your horse but could she have been cloned? I have seen one picture of a cloned quarter horse and he did not look any thing like the original.
    Seems like the experiments with cloning have slowed down don’t see much about it any more.
    How much like Roxy do you think the foal would have been?
    Just wondering.
    Betty Maloy

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