Be creative with the letters of the alphabet! Every week we will provide you with exercises that represents each letter of the alphabet. The goal of this challenge is to bring a sense of purpose to your exercise and ride with intention, having the particular word in mind. The exercises can be executed in many different ways. Try to be open-minded!
Many of us are under some kind of time pressure from a busy schedule and we often come to our horse with little time to spare. We are a nation of agenda-driven individuals, who often have to justify taking time for ourselves. This brings obstacles when it comes to connecting with your horse. Taking the time to pay attention to the energy state that we are in for the present moment, and really connect with yourself and your horse on a spiritual and energetic level, will give you so much more joy and satisfaction.
There is one simple step we can take as we work with our horses – to share space with them, to “be” with them and listen to their signals. It’s the pause between activities that brings us to understanding and trust. To use energy is to get out of your head and into your heart, which allows you to feel instead of think.
In this exercise we invite you to do exactly that – feel and go with the energy instead of having to plan everything from the mind. From the beginning, when you start working your horse, to the end. This will change the way you approach. your training session, making you feel less goal-driven, and more able to bond on a deeper level.
Place 9 cones in a square formation as the picture shows and explore the energy flow.