|HORSE HOLIDAY CONNECTIONS|
Soft Touch Horsemanship The Mind Body Connection
|~~By God's Directions. This is His Program--not ours!~~|
You can PREVENT many riding accidents and trauma
#1. To ride a horse, can be a wonderful experience. It is not an experience to assume will go well. I have seem many people who ride get on a horse, and squeeze their legs tight to hold on. Then due to fear, they hold the reins tight. The horse then raises their head (to escape this un-necessary pressure put on them), and this gets misinterpreted or as misbehaving. Then the reins are pulled, --even harder.
The horse tries to escape the pain and confusion, and may back up. This becomes even more frightening to both the horse and rider.
This is just one situation that can get you in trouble. The horse can rear to seek a way out of this situation, and the rider could easily pull the horse over backwards.
I know of riders who have done this and their backs were broken!
#2. Pulling & kicking a horse is pure punishment! We watch television, and the movies, and cowboys, breaking the wild broncs (so they say and think) and you see them with spurs to jab the horse’s sides. This is copied by novice riders as is the pulling of the reins, to pull the bit back in the horse’s mouth! This hurts!
Some will say, "so you gotta stop them and get them going, don't you?" I say yes, however, there is nothing wrong by asking them with gentleness! This is what classifies a rider as a real horseman, to get the most from your horse (within respectful limits) while doing the least amount of work. This takes knowledge, real compassion and understanding.
#3. 'Oh the glory of galloping across the fields with the wind blowing through my hair'. And oops, it was just a hole that killed them both. This can happen! You can get hurt more seriously when you fall, going faster! Use good sense. Forget the thrills! Stay safe until you have the proper experience! Then, still be careful.
#4. It is just a bridge. Then the tractor trailer passes, and blows its horn! The horse panics, rightfully, and the horse & rider both go over the guardrail into the ravine and stream below. The horse was killed! The rider, is now a wheelchair for the rest of her life! Absolutely true! You cannot depend on a vehicle having a sensible driver behind the wheel!
#5. Can't go 'out of 'position' --approaching that jump, for fear --you would look like you don't know what you am doing. The horse mis-steps, the rider commits to the jump (as directed by the 'instructor') by moving the body forward, as the horse is about to jump. The horse stops, throwing their head down. The rider assumes the horse will jump, and is un-prepared for what happens. The rider goes over the horses head and neck, still trying to stay in proper form, as they have been taught! The rider lands on his head, breaking his neck! Now quadriplegic! True!
Traditional riding lessons are usually for those who are normal, or average people. Through my years, I have discovered that of the so-called normal/average person, there are about 75% who have personal issues affecting how they learn, and how they respond etc etc.
and theyreally need much more than the traditional lessons. They need a lot of work before getting to traditional riding programs, as they exist.
We helped prevent many accident or trauma, by giving 'educated experiences', showing the riders what could happen, if they were going faster. It's an eye opener. We give you the respect, of learning what safe riding --deserves!
DO NOT think you know how to ride just because your 'instructor' has you cantering, and/or jumping 2-3 ft, -within 4 sessions! They are the riders who will eventually have a near tragedy, and will probably carry the fears and expectations and body memories of being hurt -for years to come! They are the ones who never jump over 2 ft, and do the same old, same old for 20 years. I have heard too many horror stories, of ex-riders who were just too frightened to try again.
With the slow, sensible approach we use, confidence is warmed up, and gentle riding is once again a pleasurable experience. Usually, that's all that rider wanted in the first place, but they had to go through the rituals of keeping up with the other students in the class.
Please, a little slow education, is very beneficial for real learning --about the inside of both the horse and self, to give you a pleasurable pastime, for the rest of your healthy life!
Stay safe! Learn slow! Take it all in! I said ALL --and that takes time!
Starting a little slow, advances
you far beyond those who think they are doing
well, and YOU RE MUCH MORE SECURE!
With RESPECT and LOVE
'Rose at the Barn'
Horse Holiday's HONORABLE CONNECTIONS
'Fresh Start' --Our 'Base Program' --for integrated horsemanship, and life change.
Soft touch horsemanship --Riding's Safety & Survival Program --plus extended horsemanship
'STQuantumhorsemanship' --Higher Connections, Spirituality --the basis for healing
www.horseholiday.org --The results of 'STQ'--including personal healing
MindBodyBrainSpirit.org --Unspoken words heard by founder --through sensitivity --miracles, and a near death experience
'Rose at theBarn' --The Founder's story --behind this work!
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