I received an email this morning with a video link talking about body language. While this is not about working with horses it is about how powerful body language is. In this video Amy Cuddy a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School talks about how we can change our own body chemistry simply by changing body positions.
When working with horses it is very important that you be aware of your body language because horses are masters at reading our body language. In the video Amy says “Fake It Until You Become It” and while I believe this will work with horses if you fake it they will know it, but I believe we can all benefit from the “power pose” that Amy mentions. If you have a challenge feeling confident around your horse try the power pose that Amy mentions for two minutes before you start working with your horse. If you try this let me know how it goes after a week or two, come back to this post and leave me a message as I would love to hear about your experience. (Click on the video to listen to Amy’s talk)
If you would like to gain more confidence when working with your horse call (325-261-3360) or email me to setup lessons at my place or yours as I would love to help you.