What is a lack of confidence in our horse?
It’s fear. You can call it nervousness, you can call it anxiety, you can call it whatever you like – it’s simply some form and some level of fear.
Little Blondie pictured in the photo here, had been one of the top ten most scared horses I ever met. Yet here she is – I think this was her second day on the see saw and my three year old grand daughter’s third or fourth ride AND Bree was the first person to ever sit on her.
And we could do this, because once you eliminate OLD fears, even traumas, you can present new things to your horse differently and in a way that has little and even no fear at all.
Now THAT’s confidence.
And that’s what we systematically do on Fast Track:
♦ We eliminate old fears, with innovative techniques that RELEASE old stress, tension and trauma. In Blondie’s case what triggered a whole new confidence for her, was RELEASing old trauma around being tipped upside down to have her feet trimmed and knowing that we would always be working with her in this listening, considerate way.
♦ We RE-LEARN a better way of being and of doing the task, and
♦ We RE-PROGRAM that into the neural pathways of the brain – RE-PROGRAMMING the new muscle memory REALLY fast.
It is this technique that enables me to call Fast Track a fast track and yet I smile because it feels so slow and calm and gentle and easy to be speeding things up like this.
And while you’re helping your horse, you are developing and deepening your feel for each other – both of you gaining more and more confidence from that process.
Benefits of a Confident Horse
In addition to all those lovely emotional and training benefits, there are some lovely side effects of having a confident horse who is mostly in their Comfort Zone:
♦ You will notice that they will carry themselves differently even in the pasture.
♦ They will be in self carriage especially when you are riding, with their back lifted up and able to carry you with strength and ease.
♦ Our horse is the other half of a really magnetic riding seat, that feeling of being glued to your horse’s back that happens when you are in your perfect riding seat AND your horse is in self carriage. Many people who struggle with sitting trot will be happy to know that a horse who in in self carriage is soooo much easier to sit to!
♦ That confident self carriage creates the opportunity for strong and healthy muscles and joints into your horse’s old age – that’s the physical well being that I’m always talking about – a confident horse and good health go together.
♦ And in that confident self carriage, with muscles and joints operating as they should, there is an opportunity for healing things that modern medicine consider incurable – like arthritis and even shockingly damaged backs.
♦ Then there’s something very special that happens when a horse and person are working together for confidence – you escalate each other into more and more confidence, into more and more excellence in everything that you do together.
I have a ton of lovely stories about horses whose “problem” behavior was solved with these techniques – remembering that just about every “problem” behavior has fear of some sort behind it somewhere.
If you’re not sure whether this work can help your horse, then email me with your circumstances and we can organize a chat and maybe even draw up a plan to change things for you both.
Because I believe that horses and people both, should not only BE safe, but FEEL safe.
If you’ve heard enough and just want the program and pricing details, read on below. Or click here to go back to the main Fast Track menu to find out all the other lovely benefits you’ll find here with us.
In The Fast Track Program you get:
♦ More than 100 lessons – a mix of interactive audio and video lessons for the wonderful magnetic riding seat that I keep raving about and lessons to help you to help your horse systematically de-stress their life and become that happy co-operative partner.
You’ll get access to the entire Fast Track program so that you can work faster at your own pace, if that’s your preference and you keep that access “forever”.
♦ A student only forum that contains vast amounts of specialized support for problem solving, extra lessons and a lovely community of like minded people. I can’t emphasize how special it is to have the support of a whole community of people who are either centered or know how to find it. This is an incredible resource. There’s a whole section with questions and answers on individual Fast Track lessons. As at March 2019 there were also 34 Extra Lessons from Jenny on a vast number of topics and problems.
♦ There’s an invaluable archive of seminars going back years on the forum – a treasure house of lessons and live discussion. I often do short sessions of working with people one on one in a live seminar and Fast Track people get priority – it’s part of my absolute commitment to make sure that everyone on Fast Track develops their Feel with their horse.
You can join in as often and for as long as you like, live or recorded – it’s totally up to you, there are no restrictions. There are people who are still joining in for the cameraderie years later and we constantly develop new information, add lessons and find different ways to explain things.
♦ Access to live teaching – for the specially difficult problems, you have the opportunity for paid one on one sessions available with me or our seriously wonderful other staff.
♦ My “Love this program or get your money back” Guarantee.