Don’t be a clock watcher

When riding just focus on relaxing and the clarity of your communication with your horse. Take the time to enjoy your horse, don’t get too carried away with goals and improvements.

Have a shorter ride, scratch them more and give them cuddles after your ride and appreciate the time together.

This will help you and your training goals will come in time but your horse will try harder for you because you took the time to listen, enjoy, love and not be so bossy to them.

Greedy riders make anxious horses.

Think about it this way, if you have a friend who only wants the most from you every time you see them aren’t you going to wonder what the catch is every time you see their call? You grow to expect to be treated one way after it happens so many times and creates a pattern. Break that pattern and remember to be compassionate and slowing things down is always a good break from schooling and training.

Published by Jillian

I specialize in problem horses, youngsters, horse rehabilitation and achieving softness and a better relationship between horse and their rider. I not only train horses but humans as well. Not your typical riding lesson but I can, if you so choose, teach you to train your horse! I’m always available to help answer questions or share photos or videos upon request to better illustrate my advice. I’ve mastered the “don’t break the bank” way of keeping your horse healthy and cared for while on a budget. If you walk into almost any large barn in Oregon you’re bound to meet a horse I trained or sold! I’ve trained over 623 horses and counting! I post updates as I receive them from clients and buyers. Thank you for taking the time to browse and hopefully learn something new!

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