EMHH Episode 10: Why Riders Can't Use Muscle Memory #humanmovement equestrians feldenkrais feldenkrais method muscle memory muscles nervous system Jun 17, 2021
 

Do you rely on muscle memory to mount your horse without thinking about all the steps involved? Do you use muscle memory to post the trot or navigate a course?

In this episode, I explain why muscle memory is NOT helping you ride better. In fact, thinking about muscle memory can...

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Need Confidence? Try This Hack Instead #humanmind confidence equestrians Aug 03, 2020

“I wish I had more confidence when I ride.”

I hear that over and over.

Riders constantly wish they had more confidence in the saddle.

 

 

As if confidence were a trait that some people were born with, like green eyes.

Or something you could order on Amazon.

Want confidence?...

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Is your horse happy in his work? Are you? #humanmind equestrians mindset riders Jul 16, 2020

Have you ever wondered if your horse is happy in his work?

 

Does responding to your cues make your horse feel good? Or is he simply conditioned to respond to your aids?

 

In other words, what’s your horse’s motivation for working with you?

 

Many equestrians never ask...

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A New Use For Polo Wraps #humanmovement equestrians exercises feldenkrais feldenkrais method humans Jun 23, 2020

Go grab two polo wraps, standing bandages or even a couple of hand towels out of your linen closet.

Then lie down on the floor and join Mary in a short, super effective exercise to activate your deep core muscles.

You'll learn how to both relax your back AND get stronger and more coordinated all...

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A Surprising Use for Your Lead Rope #equinemovement #humanmovement equestrians exercises feldenkrais horse humans rib cage rib rope rider suspensory injury Jan 11, 2020

***Important note about the video: Please be gentle! Your pressure should be VERY LIGHT and the movements should be subtle "suggestions." Never use force. Keep your hands and shoulders soft and relaxed.***   

 

Don’t you love when something good comes out of something bad?...

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Improving a Horse’s Ability to Hold Up His Legs for Hoof Trimming #equinemovement equestrians hoof trimming horse Dec 09, 2019

Damn it! Just give me your leg!” Hearing these harsh words, I snapped my head around. Just as I suspected, a farrier was holding onto the hind hoof of a horse who was trying to break free of the man’s grasp.

The farrier, Joe*, had been patient with the big chestnut...

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Don't Fix Your Riding Problems - Do This Instead #humanmovement equestrians feldenkrais method Jul 05, 2019

A young woman named Terra was suffering from pain and tension in her upper back, shoulders and neck. She often felt hunched over and uncomfortable.

 

 How I helped her may surprise you.   

 

Since Terra is an equestrian, I invited her to sit in her saddle.

 

I...

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