Being Happy With What You Have

behappyAre you looking for the big prize and think a bigger, better horse, new saddle or new boots will make a difference in your horse. You may have to take a step back and think about how these things may change only the SURFACE.

If your goal is to become a better rider, improve your horse, and excel at your training it really won’t matter how big your horse is, how new your saddle is or what type of boots you are wearing.

What really matters is what you are doing with your horse. Your training methods and your consistency.

We often get caught in the trap of things being ‘greener on the other side of the fence’. We understand something is not working and it is easier to change things on the outside rather than digging deep and changing on the inside. This means buying new boots may be easier rather than rolling up the sleeves and digging into your training regime.

Before things change, you have to change something. If your horse is not doing what you think it should then take a look at your training regime.

Owning up that you may have to change is the first step. Take a look at this video where you can see a camel performing some lateral movements and flying lead changes. If a camel can do this then your horse can to and you can do it with your horse right now with correct and consistent training.


Do you think you have the training regime and consistency to compete with this camel?

About Laura

Laura Kelland-May is the founder of Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Development Program. She more than trains horses, she trains people to train their horses. In addition she is a Sr. Judge and can offer insight into What the Judge Is Looking For. Follow her here and get more tips.
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