“I cannot teach anyone, anything, I can only make them think.”
In my previous writings, I have described the parallels and importance of leadership in horsemanship. Both good leadership and good horsemanship require an awareness of how we influence the outcomes we desire in our lives. Self awareness is the foundation for how leadership is built.
Horses are incredibly energy sensitive and aware animals. They are not as concerned about what is on the outside of a human as much as they are what is on the inside. A horse could care less about your title, your rank, your promotion or status. What they are paying attention to is, what is going on inside. Who you are and how you "show up." When you are having challenges with your horse or when you get “stuck in the mud” in your progress with your horse, it might benefit you to stop, step back, and ask yourself, how could I be contributing to this situation? Become more...
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."- Albert Einstein
What does the mind behind the theory of relativity have to do with you and your horse? Well, quite a bit actually.
If you are like me, there has been a moment or TEN where you found yourself “stuck” with your horse. A total communication breakdown! No matter what you do, your horse is looking at you like you are speaking a foreign language and is incredibly annoyed at the insistent little human at the end of the lead rope. The more you point, pull, push or cue, the deeper your horse’s feet get buried in the proverbial “concrete.” Ugh. In this moment, it’s easy and all too common for us horse owners to get frustrated and begin to rationalize as to why this is happening by pointing a finger towards our horse with words like, stubborn, lazy, headstrong, arrogant, or dense.
I want to suggest that you develop a new...
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