A Learner's Journey

#8 Getting to the Mind with Charley Snell

Have you ever experienced a time when you and your horse weren't one mind and one body? (as the quote above talks about).

They may have had a different idea than yours- maybe they wanted to go slow when you wanted to speed up OR they wanted to go back with the herd when you wanted to leave...

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#7 A Gift of a Human... Introducing Charley Snell

Have you ever met someone who had reached excellence with their craft but you only knew it because you saw them in action?

They didn't need to tell everyone about how good they were, that they'd spent 27 years at it, that they were the best...

A humility grew alongside the scars,...

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#6 A Broken Back (Part 2) The Power of Perspective

In Part 1, last week, of the Broken Back story, I shared several lessons I learned, or more accurately, with which I deepened my understanding. I'd like to share a few more with you this week. I'll start where I left off... 

Lesson #3- Knowing where your horse's mind is and changing the...

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#5 A Broken Back (Part 1) and a Wealth of Lessons

On the afternoon of November 13, 2020, soon after I'd sent an email announcing my resignation as a Parelli Instructor, my world took a major shift... and so did my spine. 

Have you ever had a really crappy experience end up transforming into something positive? My...

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#4 Building Confidence... A Strategy using the Zones of Learning

CONFIDENCE can be such an easy thing to lose and hard thing to gain back. Learning ways to keep your confidence strong as a learner and as a horsewoman or man is KEY to continuing to progress.

In Blog Post #3 The Comfort Zone Gets a Bad Rap, I shared with you the idea of the Zones of...

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#3 The Comfort Zone Gets a Bad Rap

I’d like to share some thoughts on the Comfort Zone… it often gets a bad rap and I believe it’s an ESSENTIAL ingredient to learning. Click on the video below to hear more.

https://youtu.be/ZXvgNewO4t4

An additional note I forgot to mention in the video regarding the Shut Down...

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#2 The Challenge of Being Nice... To Ourselves

This week I’m sharing a strategy that has kept me in a learning frame of mind in some super challenging situations! I decided to share this one via video... 

Here's a link to the video https://youtu.be/A3TJ3MzNItg

If you’re interested in learning more about Kristen Neff (the...

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#1 Wanting to Quit...

Learning is not for the faint of heart…

Life is ever-changing… I’m grateful mine has had many twists and turns that have taken me from the lush hills of Waimea, Hawaii as a youngster to the mountains of Colorado as a horse-crazy adult.

The chapter I’m starting at the...

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