Because we often speak about horse-training, we often find ourselves believing in the misconception that it is the horse that needs most of the work, most of the "fixing". While in fact it is us, the riders, who have to strive constantly for self-improvement mentally and physically, in order to allow the horse to move correctly. A good rider is not nearly as much training his horse as himself, both on and off the horse. In fact, while training keep 80% of your focus on you and 20% on your horse. Ask yourself: what can I do, in my body, in my attitude and in the way that I ask my horse to do something, that makes it easier for my horse to understand and to execute?
I like to share my thoughts on the Art of Riding with you here. Topics related to training and keeping horses and reports of my own experiences you can find here. Enjoy!