And release the stress…
… and tension from old rope and fence accidents as well, with this valuable and free video lesson from our on line course about being a brilliant rider.
” What has a rope or a fence accident got to do with brilliant riding?” I hear you ask. And if you didn’t ask, then the answer is such a big deal, that I’m sure you will be interested anyway. 🙂
That’s because the stress and tensions from old accidents are very often still there, creating resistance when you are riding. This could just be that breakthrough that you are looking for with your horse when you’re riding.
At the very least, you can use the ideas in this lesson to prevent a fence accident with your horse and have them comfortable about standing on a rope or reins without being terrified and reacting with a pull back. A reaction to standing on the rope would indicate to me a horse that likely has resistance to the rein in some way too, so in this case this lesson could be a first step to releasing that resistance.
This video below is real time footage of what Melissa did to help young Boots with releasing the trauma from an accident with the rope that had happened only ten minutes or so earlier. He had the rope tied as reins over his neck, reached up to scratch his head with his foot and got a leg caught in the loop and thrashed around in terror trying to get loose.
So this footage is showing you a release part of the RELEASE, RE-LEARN and RE-PROGRAM formula that we talked about in our free lessons The 9 Keys to Happiness with Your Horse, that makes it unnecessary to practice the same things over and over again in training horse or rider – the formula that makes Fast Track to Brilliant Riding a fast track.
Melissa had a badly broken foot that happened in the middle of this young horse’s start a couple of years earlier and he consequently has some gaps in his education – in this case shown up by this accident.
What is also interesting is that this young Mum gets to see her horses maybe a couple of times a month since we moved further away – so the feel and timing that you are watching is not a trainer who works with horses for a living, but just an ordinary young woman who is used to using the kind of feel and paying attention to her horses that we teach here as routine.
May this lesson save your horses from fence accidents and prevent the body tension and even damage that can come from stepping on a rope and jerking back and help you to release any tensions and stresses that are already there that will be interfering with your riding.