In this weeks Five minute Friday, proudly brought to you by Perfect Plaits, I have a play with the Mind Body method on Max' face. I know he holds some tension here so this is a lovely gentle way of bringing awareness and enabling the horse to let go.
Let me know what you think and how this goes for you and your horse!
In today's five minute Friday I clicker train touching Ace' neck, poll, face, and ears.
At some point he has had some sort of trauma in this area and touching and bridling is an issue. Although he is much betterafter doing the mind-body work, there is still much work to be done. We have a really lovely session and finish 1% better than where we started.
Five minute Fridays are all about real life. As a human mum or busy horse mum, some days we just don't get a lot of time and it is easy to say 'what's the point?!'. Hopefully, these videos will inspire you to do it anyway!
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Five minute Friday is all about making the most of those days where we don't have a lot of time. It is so easy to feel unmotivated as it doesn't feel like there's much point if we can't put in a good session - but these short sessions are gold!
In our first Five minute Friday, I focus on quality over quantity in transitions and movement and helping Ace to feel good about our conversation.
We play with the go button, stop button, half halts, shoulder yields, clicker training and chill time.
I'd love to know how you get on with these exercises, so feel free to drop a comment below to let me know or if you've got any questions you can comment here or send me an email at [email protected]
In this episode, Ellie talks about creating connection, partnership and rapport before you even begin starting your horse and maintaining it while you embark on the journey from groundwork to ridden. From doing the inner work on ourselves - being aware and conscious, breath work, emotions and mindfulness, Love Languages, QT and mind-body work. PLus a short chat with Melissa Thompson, who did the SYOH course to restart her OTTB Albert who is now a kids lesson horse. https://finesse-equestrian-training.mykajabi.com/start-your-own-horse