Blog – This Riding Life

The Day He Picked Love

Quick backstory: Last week, I flew to Sydney to attend an in-house training for my Equine Assisted Learning Certification. As part of the process, we

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Getting Out of The Way

When riding of late, I’ve been actively practicing getting out of the way of my horse. Doing the absolute minimum when it comes to guidance

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Playfulness

If you want to bounce against the edges of your own emotional conditioning, experiment with how willing you are to express yourself in different ways.

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Sentience

The longer I spend learning about, interacting with, and letting myself be cracked open by this whole horsemanship journey, the less it is about “point

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Taking Time Out

Ive been doing this crazy thing lately. Some of you may have heard of it but chances are, some of you haven’t. It’s called “Time

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On Expectations

I hear a lot of talk about expectations, especially in advice-giving scenarios. “Your expectations were too high! That’s why you are disappointed!” “Oh yep, high

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Comparisonitis

Toot Toot! Look out! It’s the Don’t Believe Everything You Think Train coming through reminding you to well…. not believe everything you think. There’s nothing

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Internal Buoyancy

It’s easy to get caught up in the feeling that you are the only one who feels anxiety, fear or self-doubt, but what I find

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On Focus

You can’t look out for bad things and expect good things at the same time. You can’t focus on what’s working and what isn’t working

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On Seeking Beauty

Over the weekend, whilst flicking through a non-horsey related magazine, I was confronted with an image that made my stomach turn and my heart feel

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