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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

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weekly Task Challenge: Pre-flight Checks, Savvy Saddling, Mounting Savvy, Riding with Confidence, and the Emergency Dismount

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.)

Your challenge this week is to incorporate pre-flight checks before saddling your horse, then saddle with savvy two times, trying it from each side, pre-flight-check again, and if your horse looks rideable, mount and dismount with savvy, from both sides, two times before actually staying on, and then ride with savvy exploring the pushing passenger position at all gaits. When riding, practice your emergency dismount at least three times from each side.

*For those of you who are unable to ride you horse, try everything but the mounting and riding tasks--no excuses!!!

*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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