Achieve Your Dream Series — Commitment

Man in blue shirt with hand over his heart. Achieve Your Dream Series Part 4 - Commitment

Commitment is the engine that pulls you across the finish line. No one knows for certain what will happen once they take the first step. However, far more critical to success than knowing Step 2 is resolving to take Step 1. Plans and dreams remain hypotheticals until you make the first move. I’ve never been […]

Don’t Cheat Your Future With Your Past

Cheating delivers a big, fat, juicy, nothing-burger. Another definition for cheating is, “I don’t care.” Like human students, horses learn to cheat when they think they can get away with it and don’t have a significant relationship with the teacher. Cheating horses only do what’s necessary to remove the pressure, to satisfy. No foundation, security, […]

Preserving Your Passion and Identity in the Midst of Change

The world is changing. No one knows what August will look like, much less New Years 2021. My question to you is, “Does it matter?” The easy answer is a loud impassioned, “Yes!”, because what people fear most is the loss of control in the midst of change. Change can also play havoc with your […]

6 Reasons Why Your Horse Doesn’t Trust You – 2 of 3

Consistency is wonderful as long as you consistently do the right things. Like any progressive learning process, testing reveals the degree of mastery over subject matter and the effectiveness of the teaching. Part 1 of this series is a deep-dive into the primary reason your horse doesn’t trust you: inconsistency. This part introduces the next […]

6 Reasons Why Your Horse Doesn’t Trust You – 1 of 3

Horses that spook, refuse, or don’t progress in training often have trust issues. The number one reason your horse doesn’t trust you is because you aren’t believable. He either learned not to trust all people or you in particular. Frustration is a common result when your horse has little or no trust in you. Prey animals are […]

Constructive vs. Destructive Criticism

Let’s be honest, who seeks criticism eagerly? My first reaction to someone who tells me I don’t live up to her standards isn’t a warm fuzzy unless I asked for her opinion. “You should NEVER wear that color!” Okay, thank you, but I like this color. Constructive criticism might be beneficial, but only when used […]