As I go about my week at the barn I notice many things, and as there are a lot of comings and goings at Eagle Mt. Ranch, there's much for me to observe and think about.
Everyone is in such a hurry these days. I must always remind my clients to change gears, sort of down-shift, when they get to the barn. Horses do much better if they are handled and ridden in a quiet and deliberate manner. When you get to your barn, start to slow your thought process down. Take a deep breath and try to relax. Slowing you mind down will help to slow your body actions. Being in a hurry and rushing around horses is a recipe for failure and at worst, is a disaster in the making. Also, always remember that horses have to "figure out" what we want to communicate. Give them a fair chance to absorb what you're trying to teach them or ask them to do.