Tips

How To Give Your Horse A Treat

El Blanco loves grapes, Romanesque likes bananas, Maestro likes apples cut in slices, Toronto goes for carrots, and Prince Elmelund steals the pears in our garden!
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Now our horse can perceive a treat – given by us personally – in two ways:

  • 1. He sees it as a gift from you
  • 2. He is taking it from you

But this is important:

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2mm; The Devil Is In The Detail

Have you ever tried playing golf?

I did, and then you know that the slightest adjustment in your swing can mean the difference between ‘slicing’ and ‘shanking’ the ball or driving it perfectly down the green.

So when the club is 2mm too much to the left the ball will go hugely to the left ending up in the woods, and when the club is 2mm too much too the right, the ball will go hugely to the right.

So the devil is in the detail.

And have you noticed the difference between the Olympic medal winners, the ones who won gold, silver, bronze and number 4?

Most of the time it’s only 2mm, or 2 milliseconds or 2% that makes a difference in being on the pedestal or not, and on which position.

And when taking a shower: it’s almost never the right temperature from the start, you first have to adjust it with 2mm at a time to have the perfect temperature.

It’s the same with Straightness Training: Read More..

ST Gives You The Concepts; You Have To Fill In The Details

When someone has baked a great cake, and someone else wants to bake that same cake.

He asks the cake baker what he needs:

– The recipe

– The ingredients

– The materials

Of course, 100% equal, the cakes will never be, but when the cakes are quite equal, that is a good sign.

However, when the outcome is totally different, then several conclusions are possible: Read More..

Being Squeezed Like A Lemon

The comfort zone is comfortable and risk-free.
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In that zone, we can be playing it safe and do the things that we find easy to do.
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And the comfort zone has its place in our training sessions, because – as always – there’s a time and place for everything.
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But here’s the thing:
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Just outside our comfort zone, that’s where the learning takes place.
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In the stretch zone, that’s where the magic happens. Read More..