EMHH Episode 7: Why We Connect, Not Correct

Apr 03, 2022

If you're like most people, there's a thing or two you'd like to improve about yourself. Maybe it's a bad habit you picked up that you'd like to get rid of, or maybe it's your posture or how tight your muscles and joints often feel.

And there may be things you'd like to improve about your horse, too. Some performance or behavioral issues, for example.

Whatever you'd like to improve, it's tempting and common to just try to CORRECT the situation. If you're slouching, well, then just straighten up!

If your horse's back is tight and dropped, do what it takes to get your horse to lift her back. Simple as that!

Or is it?

When we correct movement or behavior, we're contradicting what the nervous system is doing. That doesn't promote safety or trust.

In this episode of Easier Movement, Happier Horses, I explain why it's soooo much more effective to CONNECT, rather than correct. Give it a listen and try it out!

I have FREE resources to get you started CONNECTING and helping your horse improve. Go to https://www.MaryDebono.com/Horse.

You'll get access to a hub of videos to teach you basic hands-on "moves" to help improve your horse, as well as Feldenkrais-inspired awareness exercises to improve your comfort, flexibility and balance too.

And my FREE rider masterclass has 3 short videos to help you improve even more. You can get those over at https://www.MaryDebono.com/rider.

Thanks so much for listening!

Questions? please email [email protected].

I hope you join our FREE Facebook group, "Happy, Healthy Horsewomen."

I look forward to seeing you in the group! 

xo, Mary