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What to do when your horse gets bored?

boringWhen novice riders start a new method, then - after practicing the basics a few times - they often say that 'their horse gets bored'.

Now most of the time it's a projection of their own 'boredom';

  • When a rider is only practicing the 'names' of the exercise and not really the 'essence', that might lead to loss of interest.
  • And when a rider is only concentrating on the WHAT of an exercise and not on the WHY, that might lead to a 'dull' training.
  • Boredom also comes from if you start to compare with yesterday and when you start to expect, when you stop having an open mind for all the tiny details, when you stop being just interested in what happens, or when you stop having a beginner's mind. 

So oftentimes the boredom comes from not really knowing WHY you do WHAT you do or when you lose curiosity.

Or it comes from not knowing the Bigger Picture; not knowing where you are now, what’s coming next and what you're heading for. That might make you feel aimless.

Now when you don't know why you do what you do and where to go, how would your horse know?

So never lose sight of the Bigger Picture - always start with the end goal in mind.

And never lose sight of the essence - always start with why.

Plus don't lose your investigating mind.

And remember:

  • ST has 5 training pillars: groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding and liberty
  • and in each training pillar you can practise over 20 exercises,
  • which you can all do in walk, trot and canter,
  • in collection and extension,

so many, many variants are available. It's up to you to school yourself as a true horse trainer!

And then you'll find out one day, that you cannot decide what to train: because you have too many options.... that don't fit all in one hour....  😉

Plus you'll find out that the beauty is in the basics!

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This 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.

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