straightnesstraining 300x225 5 Areas of Straightness TrainingTo train a horse properly we should take a number of areas in consideration:

1. The body of the horse
2. The mind of the horse
3. The body of the rider
4. The mind of the rider
5. The relationship between both horse and rider

We all know that a horse in physical, mental and emotional balance is a pleasure to work with! And for the horse the following applies: A rider in physical, mental and emotional balance is a pleasure to work with icon wink 5 Areas of Straightness Training .

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And straightness training helps to balance our horse’s body and mind, because a relaxed and straightened body will positively affect the mind.

But to have a perfect balanced “inner” horse we have to work on our relationship with our horse and develop our trainer qualities:

We have to make sure that we are able to calm down our horse when he is upset, that we can restore his confidence when he looses it, and that our horse looks forward to doing things with us and not runs away if he sees us.

Maestro Check out http academicartofriding com my  150x150 5 Areas of Straightness TrainingIf you can help your horse to become more supple and stronger in his body and if you can help your horse to get in a calm, relaxed, confident, trusting, respectful and willing state, then you can conquer the world with your horse!

Click Here eBook ST 205x300 5 Areas of Straightness TrainingIn straightness training we strive for a balanced body and mind of the horse, a balanced body and mind of the rider and a balanced relationship!

If something is out of balance, see it as a challenge!

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  1.   Allana Kerelukon 01 Jun 2012 at 12:47

    Very simple, but good advice Marijke! Whenever I have had trouble with some training, looking back, it has been one of these areas that needed to be fixed. I’m going to print out this chart and put it in my training journal, so I can keep track of how many times the problem is me and how many times it is the horse!

  2.   Nonajeff@aol.comon 02 Jun 2012 at 20:50

    Such wise words, and so important. Owning and riding a horse is about so much more than putting tack on him or her, and getting on and riding. It is a voyage of discovering, about the horse, but especially about ourselves.

    Thank you Marijke

  3.   Klaraon 03 Jun 2012 at 05:33

    Thank you for encouraging us to be holistic horse trainers. It is a discipline to care for our self. Since your december webinar I make regularly, “green smoothies”. Thank you for your inspiration and a kick in the a_s! I need it sometime. “The first and best victory is to conguer self”. -PLATO.

  4.   Anne-Marieon 05 Jun 2012 at 03:34

    So well said, looking at things from the horses’ point of view also.

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