Heart Soul Reflections — Awareness

Lunging versus Groundwork

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Lunging versus Groundwork

Groundwork versus lunging or just getting on and ride I have found that there is a lot of confusion and misconception in regards to doing groundwork with our horses.  Many people believe that doing groundwork and lunging are the same thing and they are not.  Groundwork consists of a variety of things we do on the ground to get our horses engaging with us. When we ask our horses to do something, it requires them to engage their mind in order to get the body to do what is being asked.  It gives us the opportunity to see where are...

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The Amazing Mind

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The Amazing Mind

The mind is an amazing thing.It’s deeply connected to the emotional part of this amazing vessel we identify as I or Me.It’s that part that allows us to get totally wrapped up in the moment.Lost in a good book for the afternoon, enthralled in a great movie. This happens because of the amazing mind.For those moments, we are living in the story and everything in our physical surroundings fades away.The mind has no concept of time: past present or future.For the mind every thing seems to be happening in this moment.Thoughts arise within the mind, which then triggers our emotions...

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