Episode 18: Letting Go of Your Horse

Today Lyn discusses the importance of knowing when the horse you have might not be the right horse for you.  She also talks about what signs to look for and how important your decision is not only for you but for your horse.  (Thanks to Miller and Sasser for “East Texas Pines” which provided our musical background.)

Episode 17: Don’t Train the Pain

Have you experienced the frustration of trying to teach your horse something which they just can’t seem to master?  In this episode Lyn revisits the topic of listening to your horse and considering physical factors which may be responsible for their difficulty in learning the maneuver.  (Our thanks to Derek Clegg and his composition of “Selfish” for the musical background.)  

Episode 16: Straightness and Alignment in Your Horse

In this episode, Lyn defines straightness (alignment) in the horse, how to observe whether or not your horse is straight, its’ importance, and she suggests ways that you can help your horse maintain straightness.  (Thank you to the band Miller and Sasser for their composition “East Texas Pines” which we used for the musical background for this podcast.)

Episode 15: How Pilates Can Improve Your Riding

Special guest Julie Lanocha of Centaur Pilates talks to us about the value of incorporating Pilates in our fitness routine to improve balance, coordination, and self-carriage. (Thanks go to the artists Thorn and Shout for the composition of “Trouble” which we used as our musical background.) 

Episode 14: Working Through a Slump

In this episode Lyn talks about what a slump is, the unseen progress we make during a slump, the importance of mental discipline and flexibility, and the opportunity slumps give us to learn something different.  (Thanks go to Derek Clegg and his composition of “Selfish” for the musical background.)

Episode 13: Training Perspectives on Older vs. Younger Riders

Lyn has had a lot of experience teaching both older and younger riders.  Here she talks about important differences between these groups and some of the advantages of being an older rider.  (Thanks to Fascinating Earthbound Objects for “Moonsun” which provides the background music.)

Episode 12: Training Session

In this Episode Lyn talks about the importance of planning your riding session with your horse.  She includes factors that can modify that plan including listening skills such as “What’s the horse’s mood? What is my mood? And what’s the weather like? Then she walks us through one of her 45 minute training sessions.  (Our thanks go to Quimorucru for their musical piece “Le chasseur” which we used as our background music.)

Episode 11: Ego

Today we talk about how our egos can get in the way of advancing the partnership with our horses. Lyn emphasizes the importance of remaining humble, i.e. being open to the possibilities but also understand that we don’t need to have all the answers.  (Thanks to Fascinating Earthbound Objects for “Elevator” which we used as our background music.)