Rider's Seat Method
A lesson with Jessica, riding Chloé, using vertical breathing for centering (exhaling down) and growing (inhaling up). The concepts of centering and growing can be found in Centered Riding® and this was part of my presentation for the 2021 Centered Riding® Virtual Symposium.
Further examples and exercises using vertical breathing are presented in my Rider's Seat Course.
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...
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?
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?