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The Psoas Muscles

posture Sep 23, 2020
 

Where are they and how do they flex? 

The truth is...out of sight, out of mind.

The psoas (pronounced so-as) are the deep core muscles that link the upper and lower girdles of the body. They lie below the surface muscles of the body and are the ‘missing-link’ riders must learn to use in order to feel their horses’ movement and to follow the directions of their riding instructors. 
 
You cannot see the psoas and they do not appear on charts of the...
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Unconscious Competence

awareness Sep 23, 2020

Why most of the riding world doesn't know about the psoas muscles.

Experienced riders use their psoas muscles without being aware of it.

The following quiz shows how we unconsciously process information.

Read the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-

SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC

STUDY COMBINED WITH THE

EXPERIENCE OF YEARS

Now count the number of F’s in the above text before reading further.

How many F’s did you count?

 

Most people initially count three...

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Pick the Weeds

awareness Aug 07, 2020
 

Pick the weeds is a metaphor for time and resource management.

The more resources you have, the less time you will need to get the job done. The less resources you have, the more time you will need to get the job done. 

When you are with your horse, ask yourself, what are the weeds I need to pick in order to accomplish what we will do today?

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Time and Space

awareness Jul 29, 2020
 

Are you a time or space person? Time people live life through the filter of time. Everything is based upon time. Space  people are more concerned with the experience of what is happening. What is the orientation of your horse?

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