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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Monday, May 12, 2008

Weekly Task Challenge: Tarps, Plastic Bags, and Bags of Cans---OH MY!

If you don't know what to do, have little time, or are just feeling stuck, try the weekly task challenge as a way to at least do something with your horse! (It just may motivate you to do more.)

Play with your horse on the ground, at liberty, and while riding. Use these items to up the ante--how good is your relationship?

Tarp: Have your horse walk on it, wear it, and drag it behind him/her.

Plastic Bag: Use the bag as an extension of your carrot stick while playing friendly game. Even try it while riding and driving with the carrot stick.

Bag of Cans: Fill a sack with aluminum cans. Have your horse drag it while you are on the ground first and if you are confident, try the same task while riding!

Remember to do this with savvy and use the appropriate PNH techniques (hint--approach and retreat will come in handy).

*Weekly tasks are based on many different Parelli resources I have studied as well as my own ideas on how to proceed through my journey. Some of the content was copied to make it easier to put up in a timely manner. Please consult http://www.parelli.com for any official instructions or materials.

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