Today I was cleaning the grass turnout and my lesson-horse, Trixie, was really interested in joining me! It was kind of interesting because as I was returning to the main arena, Trixie just stood there in front of me! She’s the herd-alpha, by the way! I asked her to move and she just stood there – whew, a little dominance move on her part! So, I asked her to move again by touching her shoulders and neck area with my savvy string (Zone 2 in Parelli-language). Then, she yielded her forehand, stepped sideways with her front feet, backed up, and moved over for me! Yes, Trixie needed to move out of my way. It’s much more savvy to have your horse move out of your way than for you to walk around your horse!
I learned from a natural horseman, years back, that when you want to go somewhere and the horse is standing in the way, it’s imperative to cause them to yield to you, meaning move, no matter how small it seems. Horses Always move out of the way for the alpha! If I want to go to the water tank, I just go there, and if there’s a horse in the way, it needs to just move over. Too many times we walk around our horses and give them the right-of-way! Oops! Important! This is another way to build leadership and healthy authority with our horses!
Horseback Riding Lessons Las Vegas is the Website for Callie Klein, the only Certified Centered Riding Instructor in Nevada. Callie decided to become a Centered Riding Instructor after learning about the program and realizing that Centered Riding techniques are used by the best instructors in almost every discipline – they just don’t give credit to the Sally Swift, the author of Centered Riding and Centered Riding 2, Further Exploration. Many of the techniques and images taught in Centered Riding lessons and clinics are used the world-over by many instructors who have found the answers to Balance AND Harmony with the horse.
Many riding lesson instructors often tell us ‘what’ to do, which is so necessary – we need to know where to steer the horse, down the long side, turn left at B, etc. However, sometimes we need help with knowing or learning the ‘how’ to do it. Centered Riding techniques provide just the answer. In Horseback Riding Lessons with Callie Klein you will discover the missing pieces to the puzzle: The How to Ride. You will learn with ease that these pieces are easy to put together while riding. It’s also very simple and lots of fun. After struggling for many years to find the missing links, Callie found them easily accessible with the Centered Riding Techniques.
Take a minute to look around the site, and give Callie a call – she would be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you might have. 702-326-9440