Who would think we could get rid of some of the effects of aging on our bodies?
Our simulation work is sports psychology meets alternative therapy meets the body awareness and inner awareness of martial arts and the results are astounding. We can get rid of some of the effects of old accidents and aging from our bodies and even find the fluid movement of our younger days.
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Simulations – the way we do them here – enable us to get our perfect riding seat and shortcuts YEARS off learning to be a good rider.
Imagine that when something goes wrong, you are able to flow with your horse instead of grabbing the reins, pulling on their mouth and making things worse? It’s possible to have good reactions on auto pilot – to flow with your horse – without having to even think about it.
The first time we used Magic – the vaulting horse simulator featured in the photo here – the results were truly miraculous – a real “How did that just happen?” story. Ask me on a live seminar some time and I’ll tell you about it.
Then Clara, featured in the photo here – took this simulator work to a whole different place, releasing the stuck spots, braces, injuries and tensions from old riding falls and from emotional stresses that had been causing all sorts of aches and pains and stiffnesses in both her riding and her body generally.
Before this Lesson, who would have thought that we could get rid of most of the effects of aging on our riding? It would have been so easy to just dismiss those effects as the price of getting older – and who would have thought we could make such phenomenal progress in our riding OFF our horse?
Our success here with these innovative lessons, comes from creating opportunities for slowing down and allowing our brains to properly understand and our bodies to re-organize themselves to that understanding – and this simulation work is the key to getting an automatic skill really quickly.
Simulations mean that instead of fumbling around and feeling inadequate when we’re learning something new, that we can slow down, focus inwardly and go as slow as we need, to get a really good result with our horse.
Advanced riders – when you’re carrying the tension from old falls or difficult horses, that keeps you from that gorgeous fluid movement that you had when you were young or even if you’ve had your body damaged by falls and accidents, you are going to be amazed at how much of that you can change. Keep your eye out for an email about Kristine Nesbitt a double world reining champion, talking about exactly that.
Beginner riders – my 57 year old sister, Jeremy who worked here as a wwoofer for a while and my granddaughter Bree, all learned their beautiful riding seats in simulation before they even sat on a horse and they all learned how to flow beautifully with a horse’s movement before they even learned to walk on a horse. I have never seen beginner riders develop such lovely seats so quickly.
Simulations make it possible for us slow down in a way that we never could if we are riding our horse. Simulations make it possible to get in the habit of focusing inwardly, which when we combine it with… slow… enables us to get all kinds of improvements that we might otherwise spend years of riding instruction and years of physical therapy achieving – if you ever did achieve it.
A live horse on the other end of the rope or reins rarely allows us to slow down as much as we need, to really get whatever it is that we want to learn easily. It’s the slowness that enables us to reprogram our muscles and our brains effectively. And it’s the simulations that enable us to go slowly enough to do that.
Simulations enable us to notice what needs to change in our own body for the best possible outcome and then to re-program the best body position into autopilot and even reprogram the best reaction into auto pilot before we take it back out to our horse.
I guess it might be a bit surprising that after all these thousands of years someone should find a better way to improve the learning experience around horses. I doubt that the combination of my unique circumstances has come up too often before – a sensitive person, an older rider, an alternative therapist with a wide open mind for what works and what doesn’t – and me so much wanting the poetry of the horse connection that I dreamed of when I was a child and searching for ways to get it.
Well I found it – even at my age – and I think our programs here will bring those dreams back to life for you too.
Go through to Training Programs and see for yourself – some of the results people have got from the program have been simply astounding and there’s something there for the size of everyone’s wallet.