October 9-11 clinic
Never having done groundwork it was truly amazing to see the results a few soft hand placements on the horse's head could bring. Even more amazing was that I could execute direction with minimal effort after being shown these techniques! Many thanks for a very valuable and fun weekend!
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.