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Book Tour - The Long Ride Home, the long awaited sequel to "The Horse Boy"
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  • rupert created a blog entry Shoulder in is the a...

    And remember there are many ways to do it - yielding the quarters on the ground, leg yield, shoulder fore, 3x and 4x shoulder in - they are all versions of the same thing. The more familiar you get with them the more you get a sense of when to use which. E.g. a 4x shoulder in can stop a horse running away and also prepares for a passage... . A little shoulder-in aid without doing a full shoulder in, when done in the circle, rebalances the horse A little shoulder in aid on the straight line straightens the horse A shoulder fore in canter for a stride or two stops a horse hanging on your hand A leg yield into a three track (3 xs) shoulder in takes the horse from long and low to uphill self-carriage when ridden Yielding the quarters in hand helps get the center of gravity back before the horse is ridden so basically the shoulder in engages the quarters (the engine) while lightening the forehand and brings the center of gravity back underneath the rider making the horse's energy available to the rider, not working against the rider...

  • jenny created a blog entry The art of joyful ex...

    John Medina, a world class molecular biologist writes in his bestselling book ‘Brain Rules’ that if we look back at our evolutionary history we will see that the human brain evolved to (1) solve problems (2) related to survival (3) in an unstable outdoor environment, and (4) to do so in nearly constant motion. Environmental instability led to the extremely flexible way our brains are wired which is what allowed us to develop the tendency to solve problems through exploration. We are natural explorers. And exploration is how we learn best. Babies are born with an intense and unrelenting curiosity and desire to explore the world around them. So intense, in fact, that some scientists describe it as a drive, just as hunger, thirst and sex are drives. Discovery brings joy. We never outgrow this desire to learn and our brain retains the ability to learn in this way throughout our lives BUT we can become anesthetized to the joy of discovery. Children learn that education means an A and start to acquire knowledge in order to get something rather than because it is interesting. We cannot stress enough the importance of curiosity and allowing children free time to discover the joy of exploration. Research shows that, in the work place, when companies such as Google and Facebook give their staff the option of spending 20% of their time going where their mind asks them too it leads to increased creativity and production. Children should be given that same freedom to explore with no agenda other than discovery on a daily basis. If they are they will learn the joy of learning.

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    Two books that every parent should read- The Long Ride Home by Rupert Isaacson, and The Spark by Kristine Barnett, I don't think it's possible for anyone to read these books and not come away a better, more loving parent with a deeper appreciation for your kids- and even though th' parents in these stories are raising autistic kids, the ideas and principles apply just th' same to any child.... do yourself a favor, th' next time you want to read a book that will change your life, get a hold of one of these... you won't regret it.

    jenny Anyway you could post this on amazon.co.uk?
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