Beth Lauren Parrish discusses how to move through those moments when things aren't going the way you want them to.
Beth Lauren Parrish: "I often say that we ride how we do life. Think about it...Pay attention to how you do life in general and your riding will improve."
Have tissues ready!!! Beth Lauren Parrish shares a special connection with her horse, Keeper.
Beth Lauren Parrish: "I know everyone is going through something. That’s part of life. I want you to know how proud I am of you right now for listening to this podcast and taking the time to focus on self-improvement for you and your horse! Here are some things to consider to help you take extra care of yourself..."
"Cantering is one of the most fun gaits to ride. I do know that many of my students have a bit of anxiety about it. I've found that the more you canter, the less of a big deal it becomes. And if you’re not there yet, no worries. Just refer back to this podcast when you are ready. For those who are ready, I'd love for you to hear my description of getting the canter going, maintaining it, and getting back to trot...."
Beth Lauren Parrish: "There are many of us out there who might need to start your conditioning over for you and your horse. I’ve had so many stops and starts over the years, I’m beginning to become somewhat of an expert on new beginnings. I’d love to share some simple exercises to build up endurance in a very kind way to your horse and your body..."
Beth Lauren Parrish: "It’s pretty common for riders to overthink their ride and create unwanted tension. I’d like to present a very simple solution when you find yourself stuck or frustrated. I want you to imagine you’re putting on a new thinking cap. Take the word CAP and think of these three words..."
Beth Lauren Parrish: "I've been on a quest to create ways to help riders find simple solutions to their riding issues. What I've found most often is that taking just a few minutes before going out to the barn to check in makes all the difference. What do I mean by check in?
Beth Lauren Parrish: "People talk about wanting to be more patient, but what does that really look like? I'm going to first address being more patient with ourselves when things aren't going to plan first.
As a child, I knew that waiting for the bell to ring for school to let out on the days when I had my riding lesson was absolute torture. I would stare at the clock and hardly pay attention in classes. All I could think about was which school horse I might be riding (there were about 40 at my barn) and if I was going to get to..."
Listen to this short podcast to learn how you can be more patient and get a better ride with your horse.
Beth Lauren Parrish:
"As a full time riding instructor for nearly twenty years, I don't think I would have ever predicted that most of my clients are now in different parts of the world. When I had several setbacks to my life these past couple of years, I decided that I wasn't going to stop sharing my passion for riding.
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Beth Lauren Parrish gives you tips and insights to help you and your horse with trailer loading.
"First be completely clear about why you want to practice trailer loading. Is it to go fun places? Is it to be sure you can move your horse in case of an emergency? Do you want to move your horse to a new barn?"
When we first started, this mare was nervous and did quite a bit of backing up and spooking. My goal was to offer her a sense of calm and Relaxation. I knew that even if we didn't get her in the trailer right away, I just wanted her to feel safe near it. I encouraged her to investigate the trailer and when she would back up or spook, I moved with her and casually brought her closer to the trailer again. I wanted her to realize it was no big deal. We ended that session with her two feet on the ramp.
The next day...."
Listen to this short podcast to find out how YOU can improve trailer loading your horse.
Beth Lauren Parrish gives us a glimpse into her new meditation ritual and how it has changed her life. Listen to find out if meditation is something you want and can add to your day also.
Beth Lauren Parrish says: "If you’ve been riding for a long time, chances are, you have a certain way of doing things around your horse. While being consistent is a wonderful trait to have around horses, it might serve you well to take a step back and decide if your habits are actually the best choices for you and your horse."
In this podcast, she offers you some common situations that might resonate with you, along with 5 new habits to begin implementing.
Beth Lauren Parrish gives you 10 tips to enhance your riding!