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You've found the Mary-Dixon page about horsemanship.  Horses are my passion and my obsession.  They have helped me become a kinder, more confident, more patient person.  What they have taught me about them and taught me about myself is immeasureable.  I now try to teach folks about the nature of horses and how to understand each other which leads to a more confident human and a more confident little darling.
Adventure Horse Riding in NYS

12/5/11

#49 Ruts and Pits

#49   Ruts and Pits

Are you in a rut? Do you and your little darling have a standard routine?
If you are in an arena, are you doing the same patterns over and over again? Do you keep running barrels or run barrels in the same cloverleaf pattern, keep practicing the half halt, changing leads, flying lead changes, diagonals, jumping, or always teaching tricks ?

 If you are an outdoor rider, do you always go to the same place, or take the same trails, or do the same gait?
 Is your horse bored stupid ?  

 Folks have all kinds of reasons for not doing things but it's mostly because we don't want to get out of our comfort zone....that makes us nervous and fearful.
  When you are in the comfort zone, you mostly know the outcome of your actions and those of your horse. When you are out of it, there is a whole new ballgame.
Challenge yourself or your horse - it's great for mental attitude and for courage.


Adventure Horse Riding in NYS  -  Mary Dixon
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