Your Riding Success is My Riding Success

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Training is Not a Future Desination (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Your riding is important to me. Do you realize that? When you are successful I feel I have done my job.

Whether you are a seasoned competitor or a new rider we all have to realize training our horses, or getting our horses trained is not a future destination. This training happens each and every day. The transformation occurs each time we work with our horses.

It is not a destination to which we magically arrive!

It seems to me, people think there is a destination – a trained horse, or a trained rider –

Trakehner stallion, born 2000, by Tambour out ...

Success is Hidden In Your Daily Routine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and once they have arrived, they no longer have to progress. If it is one thing I have learned from horses…

Your success is hidden in your daily routine!

This means your riding success, your training success and your showing success is dependent on your daily routine and your daily habits.

It is our every day destination. You must know your yearly goal, monthly goal, daily goals.

A Cossack training a horse

The Key is To Understand How the Horse Learns (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You must plan your ride and understand the simple ‘baby steps’ to teach your horse how to achieve your goals.

The key is to understand how the horse learns and teach the horse in a simple way so they can understand and do what is asked of them. If you understand how the horse learns and breakdown your (and I stress YOUR goal, because the horse really has no goals besides being safe and with his herd) into manageable, attainable steps your horse will impress you at every step of the way.

Stay tuned for part 2!


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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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