Regular self reflection is essential if you would like to continually improve your horse riding and teaching skills.
First you ask you horse/student to perform a movement/ transition. The next step is to ask your self these two important questions.
“Did they understand what I was asking?”
“What could I have done to improve the communication?”
It could be that you need to be more subtle or clearer, or it could even be that you need another visual/ sound/ feel cue to support your message.
Go through the process again . . . ask, self reflect, then ask again and self reflect again . . . and again and again . . .
Continual improvement will mean that you will be open to ideas, explore other riding/ teaching techniques, and most importantly realise that every horse is unique and they all have something that they can teach you.
Live your passion,