The Key to Solving a Riding Problem… Find an Easier One

One of my favorite quotes for riding and horsemanship comes from someone who was in a field far removed from horses – mathematics.

George Poyla was a Hungarian mathematician, but a simple statement he made in regard to solving mathematics equations applies directly to us equestrians.

It may seem common sense to break down a problem, but so often we get stuck thinking we’ve tried it all or the situation is hopeless. I believe that there is always a way to make a problem just a bit easier or to change it entirely so we can find success and begin moving forward again.

In today’s video, I share ideas to break down two common problems – getting a spooky horse better on the trail, and comfortably riding the sitting trot. I also show a few clips about how I worked with a horse who had a fear of traffic – again, by finding easier problems…

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