Using More Leg on Hot Horses
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Episode 70: Question: After warming up and we're beginning to work, I have a really hard time keeping his gait consistent, usually start out slow and easy. But as we continue on, he has a tendency to increase his speed and will tense up and occasionally throw his head. Whenever I ask for a change of gait, especially downward transitions in, it most often happens during the lope. It also happens when I'm lunging him prior to riding, and I would like to know your opinion on how my contributing to his craziness and inconsistent gait and how can I do better at helping him relax and slow down? A: Stacy explains that there are many things to consider including: lack of balance between riders hands and legs, riders 'correction' causing more problems, riders concept of how 'light' a horse 'should' be, rider not planning ahead, horse 'trying too hard'.

Horse Training in Harmony
Horse Training in Harmony
Karen Rohlf
EP024: Goals & Confidence with Dr. Jenny Susser
In this episode I speak with Dr Jenny Susser. Dr jenny is a sports psychologist and we talk about goals, failure, and confidence (among other things). She offers really great insights and gives many practical things you can implement right away. After listening to this podcast I think you will be excited to set some big hairy goals for yourself and will feel freer to actually go for them! Grab a pen and paper because you will want to take some notes from this one! About the Guest: Dr. Jenny Susser has a doctoral degree in Clinical Health Psychology, specializing in Sport & Performance Psychology, Dr. Jenny is a New York State licensed psychologist, a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and a member of the USOC Olympic Registry, the highest distinction a Sport Psychologist can obtain in the United States. A former high performing athlete, Dr. Jenny was a four-year All-American swimmer and then assistant coach at UCLA, Pac-10 Champion, swam on two national teams, and competed at the 1988 Olympic Trials. Dr. Jenny has worked with Division I collegiate teams from UCLA, USC, and Hofstra University, individual high school athletes of all levels, and athletes of all sports and ages, professional, international, Olympic, and amateur. Dr. Jenny was the 2012 USET Olympic Team Sport Psychologist for the United States Olympic Dressage Team in London. Dr. Jenny took applies the tools of high performance to the pressures of the business and corporate world as a keynote speaker and corporate trainer. About the Host: Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs. Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student-empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.  Karen’s passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. Her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry. Resource Links Information on Dr Jenny Susser: http://drjenny.com/ (http://drjenny.com/) To connect with Dr Jenny on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JennyRSusser (https://www.facebook.com/JennyRSusser) Join the conversation in our Dressage Naturally Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand) For hundreds of training videos at a very low cost, check out the Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/ (https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/) See all of Karen Rohlf’s Online Programs here: https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/) Sign up for 3 free videos and Karen’s mailing list: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/) Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast! Leave us an iTunes review - Did you love it? Let us know!
58 min
Daily Strides Podcast for Equestrians
Daily Strides Podcast for Equestrians
Lorna Leeson
What to Do in the Saddle Today? Planning Your Rides - Part 3: Developing or Training
Is every 30-minute ride starting to look and feel the same for you? Even the ones that you painstakingly chose exercises to work on? Annoying, isn’t it? Especially because actually ‘moving forward' in your riding is the reason you are riding! If this is the case, firstly, take heart that you’re not alone! Remaining focused throughout the day to day riding can really begin to wear on most well-intentioned riders after a while. And can even cause riding to begin dropping off your list of priorities…! This is why I suggest a 3 pronged approach to developing your weekly riding plan in a way that keeps things interesting and moving forward... A plan that will take you, clearly, on a path to your goals. Part 1 is to introduce regular intentional Fun to your riding. From there, Part 2 is working on deepening your Partnership with your horse. Which leads us to... Part 3 - Developing Doing the work. This is part that most riders are good at talking about, planning about, and even trying in the arena. You have probably found yourself on more than one occasion in the arena, exercise all mapped out in your head. And yet realizing, in absolute dismay, that it is just not coming together for you. The key is to begin making ‘the work’ actually work for you and your horse! Developing is another name for training. I personally believe that both horse and rider need training in order to move forward in their relationship. Often, most horse and rider combinations begin with one team member not being as advanced as the other. In this case, the more advanced or developed team members will help to ‘lift’ the other to their level. The schoolmaster horse or the more experienced rider. However, at some point, most horse and rider partnerships will reach a level where they are now matching in their skills and abilities. And this can be where so many begin to plateau. Read More... Additional Links to Help You:- * * * Planning Your Rides - Part 1 Fun * Planning Your Rides - Part 2 Partnership * Lunging for Riding * Online Community for Equestrian focusing on Planning and Mindset * Stop Wasting and Start Investing Time with Your Horse * What’s Your Number in Your Riding? * A Plan for 7 Days in Your Riding * Plan Your Ride with These Simple Steps * Transform the Next 12 Weeks in Your Riding * Connection; the Online Membership for Equestrians
15 min
Controlled Aggression
Controlled Aggression
Jerry Bradshaw
Fixing Grip Issues in Sport and Police Dogs
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: * How the grip can vary depending on the sport you’re training for. * What it means to have a bad grip and why different ways bad grip may manifest. * Teaching your dog to be unsatisfied with any bite that is not at the back of the mouth. * Teaching the basic fundamentals from a young age, including social interaction and teaching the dog to work with other trainers. * Taking the proper time through progressions and not pushing too hard too fast. Key Takeaways: * A firm grip is more important than a calm grip. We want the dog to default to a full grip, all the way back to the back teeth. * Genetics provides a capacity, but the training can enhance or ruin what the genetics are bringing to the table. * Give your dog something challenging to bite. A lot of busy grips come from a failure to challenge the grip and give the dog something they can bite successfully. * Challenging the grip is one of the most important things you can do as you go through your training progressions. "The firmness, the fullness, the hardness, those are the things that really determine the grip." — Jerry Bradshaw Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training: www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube: tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: psak9-as.org Patreon: patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine Sponsors: ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com Train Hard, train smart, be safe. Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
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