Make Some Mistakes in 2017
What if you and your horse had more freedom to make mistakes?
Not that you’d be expecting things to go wrong, you'd just have more compassion and understanding when they did. While it might seem a little risky and even counterintuitive, giving yourself permission to make mistakes can actually allow more learning and more progress to take place.
Here's three things Joe suggests keeping in mind in the New Year:
1) Don’t sweat it: "Once I gave up worrying about what was right and what was wrong, I was able to start experimenting and I realized the horse isn’t as fragile as we want to believe. Horses are pretty resilient actually. You can mess up. You can start heading down the wrong road and when you recognize your mistake you can change course. The horse will forgive you. That was a huge thing for me to come to understand and it only happened when I quit worrying about my mistakes.”