In Straightness Training (ST), we use the metaphor 'ST Pyramid' to explain that ST is not a linear process or a highway to success.
Instead, it's more a cyclical process.
In this article, you'll discover:
- 12 important "expeditions" to widen, broaden, and deepen your knowledge and skills.
- Crucial points to note when you'd like to actualize your horse's potential.
- How to deal with a setback.
- What to do when you're facing a plateau.
- And many more!
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When we want to teach our horses something new, we should not be too demanding in the beginning.
It's much more fruitful to appreciate what you GET, rather than to expect what you WANT.
So in the beginning, always capture what you GET with a release, reward and a moment of relaxation.
So when you think:
In Straightness Training (ST) we strive for "Connection & Collection" (CC), and in this post, I will explain what these two words and this concept means.
But before we continue, just a small note:
What do you do when you are with your horse?
- Behavior modification?
- Horse whispering?
Or is it more about you?
- Is it self-mastery?
- Or a spiritual journey?
If we are busy working in our ST laboratory, we will be going through a cycle of:
- Think first
- Act later
- Check the results
- Change your approach
With this cycle, you can develop your skills and work, implement 2mm changes, and strive for Constant And Never-ending Improvement (CANI).
This is how it works: