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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?


Unconscious Competence

awareness Jul 31, 2020

Unconscious Competence

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

Most experienced riders use their psoas muscles without being aware of it. It has been my observation that for advanced riders, conscious awareness of where these muscles are and how they function can lead to further refinement not possible through unconscious use. The following exercise shows how we unconsciously process information.

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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?


The Psoas Muscles

posture Jul 20, 2020

What are they and where are they located? 

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...

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