STRESS RESPONSE vs RELAXED FOCUS

BUMP IS now 7 month and I’ve had to step down from all riding. But luckily there is so much work we can do from the ground too! Teaching horses about stress management and how to turn their stress response into relaxed focus is something I’ve always been passionate about. Very inspired from working with my superstar colleague @clairegallimoredressage and @tristantucker_trt’s methods this past year. Basically, by teaching them what to do with themselves in times of stress or when they experience pressure the horse themselves can choose to release the tension that comes with it, making life and work a lot easier. Both for the horse and the rider! Looking much forward to put more focus on this work over the next few month. & thinking this is what everyone should learn at pony club 🦄🧘‍♀️✨

Last photo of 10 yo student Isabelle teaching her 22 yo show jumper Leo to relax a tense underneck. So.great. So.important.