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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

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Weekly Task Challenge: Physical Fitness (for the rider)

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

Pat Parelli teaches us that there are three components of fitness for partnership and that both horse and human should have these to achieve true partnership:Mental Fitness, Emotional Fitness, and Physical Fitness.

If you were to be honest with yourself, how might you rank your physical fitness with relation to your horsemanship? As we head into winter, it is a time where the pounds start to add up, the muscles soften, and our physique suffers. Rather than waiting for January to make another New Year's resolution, why not start now, looking into ways to become a more physically fit rider? So, here is your weekly task: Identify one thing you can do to become more fit and set a goal, write it down, and get started! To get some ideas, refer to my blog post called, Exercise for the Rider.

*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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