Breathing

BREATHING A SURVIVAL BREATH OR A THRIVING BREATH? By Amanda Barton One time I asked Mark Rashid why it is that he rarely talks to riders about their riding position. His reply really got me thinking; he said that 70% of the issues of position and alignment are fixed by getting the person to breathe …

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Softness

What do we mean by “Softness” What we are talking about are some really positive qualities in the connection between the horse and rider that are based on mutual trust, relaxation and ultimately peace. By Amanda Barton If you have ever seen Mark Rashid’s clinics or read any of his books then softness is probably …

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Managing Fear

MANAGING FEAR How fear works, the physiological responses that it triggers in the body and what you can do about it to feel better when you are with your horse. By Amanda Barton You are walking down a dark alley late at night when you hear footsteps behind you. You take a quick look around …

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