Weekly ST #14 | Marijke de Jong Live

The only way we can do the more advanced exercises with our horses and reach and stay on top is to remember to touch bottom and get back to basics.

🔹 Basic exercises. 🔹 Basic concepts. 🔹 Basic aids.

It’s always about doing the basic things much, much, much better. Building a good foundation matters most, and often our biggest breakthroughs come when we trip away all the fancy and get back to basics.

In Weekly ST, we’ll reconnect with Straightness Training at its most elemental level and discover the power of:

  • Isolating the basics
  • Integrating the basics
  • Improvising with the basics

With good basics you’ll have endless options! 🌀

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Weekly ST #13 | Marijke de Jong Live

Too many of us have decided that our mission in life is to be happy all the time and that our horse should be happy all the time.

But instead of helping you to find this magical land of always happy and positive, I want to offer you to be human and balanced.

In this episode of Weekly ST, you’ll discover:

  • The benefits of all shades of emotions and how to experience and embrace the discomfort of growth.
  • Why the idea of happiness could actually be robbing you of living a life with your horse where you evolve and fulfill your purpose.

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Weekly ST #12 | Marijke de Jong Live

We will never have to tell our horse that we are sad, happy, confident, angry, or relax. He already knows – long before we do!

In this episode of Weekly ST, you’ll discover the 5 simple but very insightful steps to master your emotions.

Once you include them all, you will be much more productive in the training sessions with your horse:

Topics we’re going to discuss in this episode are:

  • The 3 brains of a human being: the reptilian brain, the mammal brain, and the celebral cortex
  • The difference between the crocodile brain and the Sherlock Holmes brain
  • How our thoughts influence our emotions
  • There are no good and bad emotions
  • There are only useful and unuseful emotions
  • The difference between reacting and responding
  • The 5 holes we fall into
  • The power of meaning

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Weekly ST #9 | Marijke de Jong Live

This week, I’m going to be sharing with you training tips how to get the perfect pirouettes with your horse. In this episode of Weekly ST, you will discover:

  • Where to start if you’d like to develop this exercise.
  • Which prep exercise most horse trainers fail to practice.
  • The #1 thing you should never do in a training session.
  • When, where, why, and how to use your aids in the pirouette.

Tune into Weekly ST as I’m going to answer all those questions, and I’m going to share tips with you that have the potential to turn you into an effective and efficient horse trainer:

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