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Building a Strong Foundation: Teaching vs. Exercising

Let's talk about the difference between merely exercising our beloved four-legged friends and the profound impact of teaching them to move with balance, grace, and longevity in mind.


Prioritizing Welfare as a Foundation

Before we delve into the world of exercises, let's acknowledge that appropriate welfare is a non-negotiable precondition to effective teaching. A content and healthy horse is better positioned to learn and thrive.  


Teaching: A Mutual Journey of Understanding and Consent

The essence of teaching lies in fostering a mutual understanding between us and our equine companions. It's about gaining their consent and cooperation, creating a partnership built on trust and respect.


The What, Why, and How of an Exercise

Unlike mindless exercise routines, teaching involves delving into the intricacies of each movement. Understanding the 'what, why, and how' behind an exercise allows us to communicate effectively with our horses, addressing their unique needs and capabilities.


Moving Beyond Exhaustion: Building a Better Body

Teaching our horses isn't just about making them move until they're tired. It's a journey toward building a stronger, healthier, and more beautiful body that can carry a rider with ease well into old age. Let's prioritize their understanding, well-being, strength, and longevity over momentary fatigue. to help them build a better body while keeping their mind open, interested, and motivated to spend shared time well.


Keep the Motivation Alive

By focusing on teaching rather than simply exercising, we keep motivation alive in our equine partners. Engaging their minds, fostering a love for learning, and ensuring their active participation creates a fulfilling and enriching experience for both horse and rider.


Let's champion the cause of teaching, ensuring that every stride our horses take contributes to their overall well-being mentally, physically, and emotionally and a lifetime of shared adventures!





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