Do you work better in a team?
Or do you like having someone to go through the process and to share ups and downs with?
Then a STudy Buddy may be perfect for you! It's also a great way to increase your chances of succeeding with Straightness Training.
Have a look at these STudy Buddy STories:
Miriam Sherman and Carolin Moldenhauer got to know each other via Straightness Training at the beginning of their ST Mastery journey in 2013. Carolin lives in the middle of Germany and Miriam 450 km further down in the South of Germany. They connected through Facebook, email and by phone and supported each other in their ST journeys. They helped each other with their assignments and became good friends. Together they made it to the ST Instructor program and they also became a licensed ST Evaluator.
Also, Elaine Coxon and Roz Richmond from the UK became STudy Buddies. They met at an ST clinic in the UK in 2013 and they've been STudy buddies and become very good friends as well. Also Roz her dear friend Rebecca Gilbert - who introduced Roz to ST - is part of this STudy Team. Also, Elaine and Roz became ST Instructors and are now in the ST Evaluator Program.
It's so great how ST brings people together all over the world and here's a list with 4 reasons to have a STudy Buddy:
1. Motivate each other
Staying motivated is one of the big challenges when you are the only one in the riding arena - or in your country - doing Straightness Training. The benefits of having someone to rely on and who supports you no matter what can make it much more pleasant and enjoyable. Often the training process can seem a bit lonely as you spend hours investigating and 'trial and error' in your own laboratory alone in your own country, and having a STudy buddy means you can motivate and support each other and make the whole experience a lot more fun.
2. Teach each other
Your STudy Buddy may be able to help you understand concepts that you are difficult for you. Also, explaining concepts to someone else and discussing the concept with someone else is a great learning method in itself as it allows you to widen, broaden and deepen what you have learned. By STudying with someone else you have someone to help you figure out how to tackle certain concepts.
2. Two heads are better than one
You are much more likely to stick to a program and to keep to a program if there are two of you instead of one. Having a STudy Buddy can make learning easier and more fun. You will be studying the same program and doing the same assignments and touchstones, so combining your knowledge and skills will stimulate your growth process. You can also view each other’s work before submitting and provide each other with valuable feedback.
4. Keeping you on track
You are much more likely to keep to a study & training schedule if you are not alone. STudy Buddies can work on a joint schedule to help both buddies keep on track by reminding each other of their chosen deadlines or Touchstones due dates. STudying with someone else also gives a sense of accountability: having someone who expects you on a weekly or daily basis to have done a certain amount of training with your horse makes you more inclined to do it. Even if you do not have time to spend hours together online or on the phone, in addition to training, the short moments of connecting with each other can be very uplifting.
You can benefit fully from having a STudy Budy and of course, it depends on you, the STudy Buddy you choose to work with, and how compatible your personalities, goals, work ethic and study habits are, whether or not you can get the most out of it.
So far there are many success STories with STudy Buddies, so good luck in finding yourself a STudy Buddy!
Take the first step in finding a STudy buddy: Sign up for free!
If you'd like to get started with Straightness Training or have a taste of what ST is about, then join my free 4 part Mini Mastery Course!
This is what you’ll discover:
- How to avoid the training pitfalls that I’ve fallen into, and almost every rider falls into, and which make training your horse ten times harder!
- How to teach your horse a new exercise in a horse-friendly and stress-free way.
- How to eliminate unnecessary stress, frustration, and disappointment, and fast-track your progression!
- Six simple keys to making horse training and riding easy, no matter what discipline you’re in, and no matter what breed or age!
This mini-course really is worth watching - not only useful insights and tips, but also seeing the learning stages that both a less experienced and more experienced horse had to go through to achieve the desired results.
All 4 video clips are accompanied by easy to understand theory and explanations, which makes it easy to follow and the processes even more clear!
Plus, the downloadable manuals are very informative, useful and helpful!
So don't miss out on it and join the course, it's 100% free: