Here’s a rare experience for me; Sitting down on a Sunday morning with coffee doing some reading. It’s rare because Sundays are not usually my low activity days for me. During the year I’m usually pretty engaged in some activity on weekend days. Sunday mornings usually involve getting up a little earlier in the morning […]
The more they stay the same! I was asked an interesting question this morning about my upcoming class on driving cones. “Will the content be applicable to both lower and upper levels?” The answer is an emphatic “Yes!” The strategies for driving cones don’t change from one level to the next. Sure, the times and clearances […]
You can get a lot out of one lesson, but when you combine that with followup lessons the rewards are exponential. Read how quickly the benefits add up.
Driving horses takes a tremendous amount of focus and attention. Well, going for a carriage ride doesn’t take much. Almost anyone can get into a carriage with a half-way trained horse and master left, right, stop and go. But really driving horses well, beyond just getting around takes focus, attention, thought, foresight, and coordination. If […]
Repetition alone isn’t the key to learning. We’ve all stood somewhere near a ring with a riding instructor yelling “Heels down! Head up!” over and over again until their voice goes hoarse. If yelling those two commands didn’t work the first 16 times, why would they work the following 30 times?
These days we’re hearing an awful lot about “fact checking”. People love to say stuff because it sounds good at the moment. How often do we see this within our own horse community? The fact of the matter is (pardon the play on words), sometimes something sounds really right when there just are not facts […]