Have you ever thought about riding “this was so much easier when I was younger…”?
You may be right, but today I want to explain one change that happens in many people’s lives with age, and how you can counteract it.
As children, we move a lot.
We are constantly learning and exploring, and areas of the brain responsible for forming new movement patterns are open. This is one reason that kids seem to pick up new skills, such as riding, more quickly. With time, most people move less. Patterns and habits of movement become more formed. There is less experimentation, less doing new things.
This is compounded by the fact that a lot of modern work is sedentary – planted in front of a computer, performing tasks with the brain instead of the body.
The thing with movement is that if we do not use it, we lose it.
But there is a way to get it back – to rediscover the ease in movement and learning.
That’s the topic of today’s video. Plus we will do an exercise together that is wonderful for a riding warm up or cool down – the perfect reset to be present in your body and with your horse.
See you in the comments!