Our stiffness does not have to adversely affect our horse
as we get older.
I am creaking along when I first get up in the morning and I was just saying to someone the other day that I think I am a better rider now than I was when I was younger and more flexible.
I read a lovely on line conversation recently – an older rider worrying that their stiffness was getting in the way of their very talented young horse reaching their potential, that prompted my thoughts here.
It’s not the reaching of potential that would worry me, but the way that our stiffnesses adversely effect our horse’s movement, developing stiffnesses, tensions and corresponding muscular problems in our horse – that would worry me more.
When we are uneven our horse is uneven, when we are stiff to the left our horse is stiff to the left, when our back is stiff with the discomfort and tensions from old falls, then our horse wears that tension and bracing and bless their generous hearts, it doesn’t feel pretty to them (classic Aussie understatement there) and can have long term adverse effects on their bodies. Well – you don’t have to be an older rider to be doing that!
Don’t panic though – if you know me, then you already know that I don’t give you a problem without giving you a solution.
We can change all that adverse effect on our horse – we can change most of the stiffnesses, and tensions in our own bodies too.
I usually give a lesson away at this point. I give a lot of stuff away on this website – I have shared lots of valuable information, given lots of free lessons. I just can’t give the answer to this one away – there are too many lessons involved.
The 20 lessons in Foundation for Riding Excellence at a measly $140 will be enough to get most people released of the stiffnesses, tensions and braces that are adversely affecting their horse in their older age.
My background as an alternative therapist and my passion for feeling good mentally, emotionally and physically both with and without our horses, has led me to a new way of helping people to be better riders.
It’s unique. It’s effective. And like everything else I do, I’ll give you your money back if you either don’t like it or don’t get results.
Click here to have a look at Foundation for Riding Excellence – you’ll see heaps of testimonials there. 🙂