pearls of wisdom
Peggy for the fantastic clinic with all the pearls of wisdom you
installed in us in NZ. Today I went for a 3 hr forest and beach ride and
used all my new skills that I learnt over the last 5 days. Lots and
lots of rotation, soft knee's, straight wrists, soft back, I let my
arches down, open knees, wiggle one leg for 3 to 5 strides, then the
other, toes to the back of the foot, but best of all was the hands
together, pushing the air up/forward and over combined with
rotation........,what a surprise, my horse softened, unlocked his right
side more than he ever has especially when anxious, plus was responsive
and light to ride.........I can hear you Peggy, saying with your lovely
smile, REALLY?! lol So thank you very much, plus I am sure Tai thanks
Peggy made a difference in my life
Peggy is doing much needed work. There
We are too quick to criticize and not as good at the letting people know they
She really is a maestro
Somerset rocked the Connected Riding Clinic. It was awesome!! Peggy as always has an innate ability to draw out of people exactly what is needed in the moment which makes them and the horse feel amazing. She really is a maestro. All horses and riders left with a smile and a more balanced body. Ever grateful and inspired xx
Simply life changing information.
Audited Peggy's clinic at Larry Whitesell's this weekend. So exciting to see horses change and connect when riders were shown how to find neutral. Also learned exercises on the ground and in the saddle to help horse use his body correctly. Simply life changing information.
Spectacular ride tonight
Spectacular ride tonight - you know how when you hear a new word and someone uses it in a sentence you 'get it'.... Riding with Peggy Cummings and Natural Solutions by Anke and Connected Riding® I learned how to stay out of the frozen fetal position that has been my go to whenever I get scared riding. I hold my breath, I freeze and hope to heck that whatever is happening gets over with fast and I live through it. Anything scary - I freeze - those if you who have ridden with me over the years know this and have tried time and time again to get my over it... Last weekend I learned a different way to sit in the saddle, I learned to march my thighs in tiny steps with my horse, I learned to hug with my lower leg and to quicken the marching with the speed of my horse and to quicken my lower leg to keep my horse moving through something. Hard to explain. Rode in the woods tonight - even cantered - through the woods... had to get past a pissed off momma goose.... deal with Preston bursting in and out of the bushes and the river.... and then we cantered across a freshly plowed and disced field that was smooth as butter.... I felt so successful after that ride! It was amazing.
Things are even better
Hi Peggy and everyone else. I am not sure if this ok to post here, delete if not ok but I just wanted to share my riding experience after a connected riding clinic. I went to my 2nd connected riding clinic in Feb in NZ with Peggy. I haven't had lessons in the past, I don't compete, I want to stay safe and enjoy my horse. I am a happy hacker, love riding out beach forrest and at home. I went to the clinic with the goal to learn how to "unlock" my 10yr SB who when uptight, braces and becomes very stiff and has as much bend as a plank of wood!, especially on his Right rein. ).....anyway. At the clinic I learnt so many new tool's to combat this challenge, froggy legs, wiggle, rotation, rotation, rotation, minuscule muscle movements in calves, legs, soft back, more rotation, softer back, etc etc etc. Anyway, after the clinic, the next day I went riding at the forest and out onto the west coast beach. Yes, he went stiff and plank-like at times, but I used my new tools, and I ended up with a soft, responsive listening horse :) I was so happy that I could unlock him everytime he braced. Things have got even better. Yesterday I rode at the forest where the dragons live. We were not aware what the dragon was until 20 mins into the ride. We had no idea why my horse and dog were being so difficult. He was at times reluctant to go forward (my Jack Russell was hiding with his tail between his legs and kept running to the back of the group) Turns out, he gun club was having a shooting day at the rifle range that backs on to the forest. Long story short, my horse thought he was going to die, however, he NEVER braced and become stiff at all! My horse remained soft and responsive, he was exceptionally anxious, he was trembling, quivering, sweating and snorting, but no bracing!!!! He lead out, on a soft rein, listening to me the whole time, he was a star. I made sure I had a soft back, rotation, movement in my hips, softer back, minuscule movement in my legs, more rotation, toe to the heal, wiggle, arch of my foot to the ground, still soft back and rotation etc etc. THANK-YOU Peggy, I had a great day on my lovely Tai. My brain was tired as I concentrated on hearing your voice.....but I was so thrilled with the result, we had a great ride when we got away form the gun club ......just I had to share. :) THANKS