Every lesson will be different according to needs of the student and their horse.
First of all, I like to take the moods of the rider and the horse into consideration.
I always begin with listening: listening to your horse, to your own body, to nature.
Then, I move on to feeling: feeling the movement of your horse and how your body is responding to your horse. I work with this awareness of movement to create a communicative partnership between horse and rider.
I always incorporate breathing techniques to allow the rider to return their mind to the present moment while engaged with their horse.
We want to communicate with the horse, but without listening carefully and bringing
awareness to your riding, you will miss those messages your horse communicates to you.
A true partnership with your horse improves your riding and your horse's ability to understand what you are asking for.