Today we are discussing a topic that, at first glance, may seem a bit strange for a riding video… the idea of self awareness. Last week I shared about the importance of “body awareness” and how being more aware of our bodies through other forms of exercise or movement can improve our riding.
In this video, I will share how more self awareness can help us control our emotions, notice our behaviors, and acknowledge our strengths, weaknesses, and mental states. Why is this so important for riding? We can set ourselves up for success in our own learning, as well as make better choices about how to interact with our horses.
Watch the video below and I look forward to your comments!
p.s. I actually filmed this video early and had it all ready to release today, and what perfect timing as today was the start of a “Natural Lifemanship” clinic here at my farm. I agreed to host the clinic for a friend of mine who provides equine therapy, and wanted to learn from Tim Jobe and his method of equine therapy. I didn’t know what to expect from the clinic but took advantage of the opportunity to participate. I have already gotten so many insights into the deeper levels of training and relationships – it is starting out as an amazing event and perfectly related to this week’s video!