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  • This was a huge milestone
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The first time cantering with as much ease as possible
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Riding again, I had to unlearn a lot of the ways I was taught to ride. I was obsessed with keeping a certain rhythm and thought I had to put the same amount of strength and effort into my work our squats 😝the result left me breathless and exhausted
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Then I had one trainer who spoke to me in my language. He suggested I meditated, aligned myself with horse, become one with it. He asked me to dance, to feel the rhythm, the beats, the sounds and just flow into it. Yeah, not easy when half of you is so worried about falling . But for the few moments that I did manage it- it was literally magic
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Thank you @aljiyadstable for giving me the privilege of bonding with this beautiful beast. I’ve learnt so much. Bonding with the different animals, watching seasons change, watching the sun rise, bah can’t wait to go back again especially this time of the year when it’s freezing and misty •
#horse #desert #alqudra #sport #horseriding #canter #jockey #dubaidesert #dubai #uae #aljiyadstables #fridaymorning #riding
  • This was a huge milestone

    The first time cantering with as much ease as possible

    Riding again, I had to unlearn a lot of the ways I was taught to ride. I was obsessed with keeping a certain rhythm and thought I had to put the same amount of strength and effort into my work our squats 😝the result left me breathless and exhausted

    Then I had one trainer who spoke to me in my language. He suggested I meditated, aligned myself with horse, become one with it. He asked me to dance, to feel the rhythm, the beats, the sounds and just flow into it. Yeah, not easy when half of you is so worried about falling . But for the few moments that I did manage it- it was literally magic

    Thank you @aljiyadstable for giving me the privilege of bonding with this beautiful beast. I’ve learnt so much. Bonding with the different animals, watching seasons change, watching the sun rise, bah can’t wait to go back again especially this time of the year when it’s freezing and misty •
    #horse #desert #alqudra #sport #horseriding #canter #jockey #dubaidesert #dubai #uae #aljiyadstables #fridaymorning #riding
  • 7 0 5 hours ago
  • 平日休みをいただき、お誘いいただいた千葉でレッスン。
障害の相棒フローリオ🐴✨
いやはや、今年の障害は垂直バー飛べるようになれたらいいななんて思ってたら、早くも1月に飛んじゃった!
気持ち良かったー!
午後は馬場です。楽しみ。

#馬 #乗馬 #horse #horseriding #horsebackriding #horsetagram
  • 平日休みをいただき、お誘いいただいた千葉でレッスン。
    障害の相棒フローリオ🐴✨
    いやはや、今年の障害は垂直バー飛べるようになれたらいいななんて思ってたら、早くも1月に飛んじゃった!
    気持ち良かったー!
    午後は馬場です。楽しみ。

    #馬 #乗馬 #horse #horseriding #horsebackriding #horsetagram
  • 3 0 5 hours ago
  • 2 2 6 hours ago
  • Hey it’s @skylar_miki’s profile pic but with the quality zapped thanks to Instagram 😂 wishing I was back at Thermal right now, maybe soon...
  • Hey it’s @skylar_miki’s profile pic but with the quality zapped thanks to Instagram 😂 wishing I was back at Thermal right now, maybe soon...
  • 41 2 6 hours ago
  • Working on the turn.

An interesting session with this rider, working on initiating the turn from his hips and not from the shoulder. 
In the little video clip, you can clearly see that, at the point of starting the turn, the rider’s head tilts to the inside and his outside shoulder rounds forwards.  With this position, the outside rein becomes ineffective and the mare will lean on her outside shoulder and fall out thru the turn. 
The weight shift in the rider’s pelvis will encourage the mare to drift out further. 
Think about how an inline skater, roller blade or ice skater turns - it is initiated from their centers. If they led the turn with their outside shoulder, they would lose balance. It’s similar on horse back. 
The way we approached this for the rider was thru a series of cues.  Once we broke it all down into small movements, the turn was really fluid. *
- equal weight both seat bones
- very slightly forward with the inside hip
- level knees
- heavier outside elbow
- slide outside shoulder blade down
- turn from below the belly button in a series of small movements (a little like a pepper mill)

When we had this all chunked together into one fluid movement, we layered on a visualization:
 Imagine that your outside hand is directly attached to the mare’s outside shoulder. You have a light shining from outside hand for 2 or 3m in front on the mare’s shoulder. See the arc of the turn and guide the mare along that line. 
Breaking a movement down into the smallest components, working thru each component and then combining them into one chunk. It’s a really effective way for some riders to understand and feel the movement. After a while it becomes a natural fluid movement that requires no thought, only feel. 
@franklinmethodequestrian
  • Working on the turn.

    An interesting session with this rider, working on initiating the turn from his hips and not from the shoulder.
    In the little video clip, you can clearly see that, at the point of starting the turn, the rider’s head tilts to the inside and his outside shoulder rounds forwards. With this position, the outside rein becomes ineffective and the mare will lean on her outside shoulder and fall out thru the turn.
    The weight shift in the rider’s pelvis will encourage the mare to drift out further.
    Think about how an inline skater, roller blade or ice skater turns - it is initiated from their centers. If they led the turn with their outside shoulder, they would lose balance. It’s similar on horse back.
    The way we approached this for the rider was thru a series of cues. Once we broke it all down into small movements, the turn was really fluid. *
    - equal weight both seat bones
    - very slightly forward with the inside hip
    - level knees
    - heavier outside elbow
    - slide outside shoulder blade down
    - turn from below the belly button in a series of small movements (a little like a pepper mill)

    When we had this all chunked together into one fluid movement, we layered on a visualization:
    Imagine that your outside hand is directly attached to the mare’s outside shoulder. You have a light shining from outside hand for 2 or 3m in front on the mare’s shoulder. See the arc of the turn and guide the mare along that line.
    Breaking a movement down into the smallest components, working thru each component and then combining them into one chunk. It’s a really effective way for some riders to understand and feel the movement. After a while it becomes a natural fluid movement that requires no thought, only feel.
    @franklinmethodequestrian
  • 120 3 6 hours ago
  • These two have such a special relationship. Chey (my fat pally 🙄) spent many years on his own with only cows or alpacas for company. Cara was his first real and only friend for quite some time before Maytown arrived. Chey is a peculiar lad and keeps to himself most of the time. When the other 4 horses come in to the stable area he is still off in the adventure paddock by himself doing his own thing. He knows he can find his mates any time. Chey has a very different relationship with all of the other horses. Cara is his cuddle buddy. They groom each other all the time and when I take her out for training he is always waiting by the gate (on his own) for her return. I love that I can give him a happy life where he is free to be his eccentric self 😍
  • These two have such a special relationship. Chey (my fat pally 🙄) spent many years on his own with only cows or alpacas for company. Cara was his first real and only friend for quite some time before Maytown arrived. Chey is a peculiar lad and keeps to himself most of the time. When the other 4 horses come in to the stable area he is still off in the adventure paddock by himself doing his own thing. He knows he can find his mates any time. Chey has a very different relationship with all of the other horses. Cara is his cuddle buddy. They groom each other all the time and when I take her out for training he is always waiting by the gate (on his own) for her return. I love that I can give him a happy life where he is free to be his eccentric self 😍
  • 6 1 6 hours ago
  • Overwhelm can sneak up on you when you least expect it!⁣
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Here are some reminders I’ve put together for you to save. A lot of these are great to do in advance, which can even help in preventing overwhelm!⁣
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Tip # 1. Sort out your Space! Make sure your work space isn't chaotic or contributing to overwhelm.⠀⁣
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Tip # 2 - Sort our your Ideas! All those ideas and reminders swirling around in your head? Find a way to write or record them down, whether by notepad or app and you’ll free up some brain space!⠀⁣
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Tip # 3 - Sort out your Processes! Consider having info available to your customers automatically, such as a FAQ pinned post, or a website page you can direct them to. Or at the very least, have a pre-typed response for common questions, so you don’t have to type the same responses again and again!⠀⁣
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Whilst they’re not a switch to turn off your overwhelm overnight, (if only! 🤣) they can certainly help reduce the chance of overwhelm taking over!⠀⁣
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  • Overwhelm can sneak up on you when you least expect it!⁣

    Here are some reminders I’ve put together for you to save. A lot of these are great to do in advance, which can even help in preventing overwhelm!⁣
    ⠀⁣
    Tip # 1. Sort out your Space! Make sure your work space isn't chaotic or contributing to overwhelm.⠀⁣
    ⠀⁣
    Tip # 2 - Sort our your Ideas! All those ideas and reminders swirling around in your head? Find a way to write or record them down, whether by notepad or app and you’ll free up some brain space!⠀⁣
    ⠀⁣
    Tip # 3 - Sort out your Processes! Consider having info available to your customers automatically, such as a FAQ pinned post, or a website page you can direct them to. Or at the very least, have a pre-typed response for common questions, so you don’t have to type the same responses again and again!⠀⁣
    ⠀⁣
    Whilst they’re not a switch to turn off your overwhelm overnight, (if only! 🤣) they can certainly help reduce the chance of overwhelm taking over!⠀⁣
    ⠀⁣
  • 10 1 6 hours ago