Horse Riding: Why You Need To Stop Being A Control Freak

Horse Riding: Why You Need To Stop Being A Control Freak


When you’re riding your horse, sometimes you
have to give up control to get control. You know we horse riders are a bit known for being
control freaks. And trying to control every little thing that’s going on with our horses.
And, I’m going to give you an exercise to try the next time you’re on your horse. Again,
this is something you can do when you’re in a safe place and your horse is nice and quiet.
Or, you could have somebody leading you around. But, just at the walk, again just like the
last exercise, you just want to release any tension from your body – just some nice long,
slow exhales. And, checking in from, sort of, the base of your neck down through your
upper back and your lower back and into your buttocks and into your thighs. And, even your
toes and fingers. Just check in and release any tension you might be holding there. And,
as your horse is walking and you’re feeling the swing of the barrel, and you’re noticing
how the movement of his back legs moves your hips a little bit, and you can feel a little
movement in the lower back then I want you to notice what bend your horse has. Don’t
try to create the bend. Just allow the bend. And just follow that with your seat. The easiest
way to do that is to keep your belly button aimed between your horse’s ears. And, if your
horse changes bend just follow that with your seat. And, it doesn’t matter which way – you
can still go where you’d like to go if you’re not being lead around. But, just because you’re
going left doesn’t necessarily mean that your horse has a left bend. And, just because you’re
going right doesn’t necessarily mean that your horse has a right bend. So, just pay
attention to what bend your horse is actually in and just follow that. You don’t have to
change direction. The only thing I will say is that if your horse has a left bend, don’t
try to turn right And, if your horse has a right bend, don’t try to turn left. Because
that’s going to jam up his spine a little bit and perhaps create some resistance. So
sort of go with the flow. Let go of control for a couple of minutes while you warm up
and you stretch and when you’re taking breaks in between some of your other exercises you’re
doing. And when you’re cooling down. Just let go of control. Give it a shot. Let me
know how it goes. Post your comments and your thoughts below. Talk again soon.

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