A key factor to get results in the long run, is to create momentum in the short term.
Whatever skill we want to master, we need to get started, but we also need to keep going.
So momentum is key!
Therefore, it's a good idea to schedule Straightness Training (ST) for at least two or three days a week in the beginning.
And that leads us to the first tip to create momentum:
El Blanco loves grapes, Romanesque likes bananas, Maestro likes apples cut in slices, Toronto goes for carrots, and Prince Elmelund steals the pears in our garden!
Now our horse can perceive a treat - given by us personally - in two ways:
- 1. He sees it as a gift from you
- 2. He is taking it from you
But this is important:
Here's the final video with a complete overview on the construction of our outdoor riding arena!
It was a fascinating process, and I just updated and completed my 'confession' post, so you can read all about the final steps>>
In that post you can also get an impression of my first training session in the new arena!
ST Mastery student Eva Žaludková from the Czech Republic passed Liberty 1 with her mare Area Doc Cody and with that Touchstone, she passed all 5 Touchstones in Grade 1!
Eva has some great insights to share about the Mastery and Evaluation Program, and how it has helped her on her wonderful ST journey:
ST Mastery student Lisa Byers from Canada passed Riding 1 with her gelding Harvey
and with that Touchstone, she passed all 5 Touchstones in Grade 1!
Lisa has some great insights to share about the Mastery and Evaluation Program, and how it has helped her on her wonderful ST journey: