Our Horses have personality. They always impress upon people with dynamic, zealous and a generous feeling. Although endowed with many powers, Horses like all of us have to face the weaknesses of some of our characteristics.
Most horse people have nice personalities, such as warm-hearted, reliable and easygoing. Hence, they usually have a lot of friends flocking around them. Independence and endurance makes some more powerful, and they do not easily give up when faced with difficulties. It helps to work on a Positive attitude that leads to better results.
The love of spending seems to be the biggest problem us horse people live with, since we must be financially well off to support our social activities and our riding. Besides, our straightforward attitude at times leads to letting out our secrets too easily. Horse people need to work on Persistence in order to be successful and especially to win competitions. Its much more fun to engage in the adrenaline than work diligently on the technical.
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I’m going to tell you a secret. I had a weakness as a show jumper. I overcame that by forcing myself to train dressage for ten years although I really only wanted just to jump. However, the technical flat work really improved my jumping. It’s the same with polo, barrel racing, rodeo riding, eventing and obviously dressage.
I’m going to tell you another secret. I had another weakness in competition. Although I am totally comfortable competing, I have a sort of stage fright. I am always nervous in the warm up. Once it starts, I immediately am in my element and I do take risks.
I lost my best gran prix mare over ten years ago. She was a Hanoverian and very powerful. I could barely handle her because she had a mind of her own and was so powerful that she wanted too much control. Somehow, I did manage to control her and unfortunately, she went lame and I had to retire her to a breeding farm. I’m sure she had a good life in the end. She deserved it.
I have not replaced her and since I am older now, I am still looking for the perfect horse. It is our fate to always look for the perfect horse. Since I am older, I need an easy and very experienced gran prix warmblood. I’m perfectly happy doing the medium amateurs hopefully. That will work as long as I can still set up some big jumps outside of real competition. Good luck with that, right?
Here is a little of what I learned about Horses over the years:
Horses that we own and bond with are like our guardian angels
The horses we bond with become an extension of ourselves
The horse we bond with reflect our thoughts, beliefs, actions and intentions
Once you know your hose well, you need to ask for performance, believe in your training, develop trust, and especially feel the emotion
Every morning, tell your horse how grateful you are for the love
Show your horse your gratitude
Appreciate small progress in training, not just the big accomplishments
Play music for your horse, they love good music
Visualize in your mind what you already achieved together in training
Repetition in your flat work is very important because the Horse is not always paying attention so the learning might happen all of a sudden after many attempts
Tell your horse you appreciate the little things it learns
Always be happy when near your horse because they can sense your emotions
Have something that always reminds you of your horse
Create a relationship that is spiritual and abundant
Don’t become anti your competitors, be thankful they are competing with you
Tell your horse you deserve to win, you expect to win, you visualize winning and you are grateful.