What a great day and what a great group of horses and riders! And, thanks to Laurie Fix, you will get to see some pictures soon!
For each day of the Immersion, I pick a word of focus for the day. AWARENESS was the word for the day.
If you’d like to test your awareness, try this:
While reading this, and without turning around, think about what is behind you. Don’t turn around and look, just try to remember. Work on it for a minute or two. Try to think in as much detail what is behind you. If there is a bookshelf, what’s on it? If there are pictures on a wall, what color shirt is in the picture? You get the idea.
Then, after you have remembered as much as you can in as much detail as you can, turn around and see. What were you right about, what did you not even remember was there? You can also try this by walking in a room and looking at one wall for 60 seconds. Then leave the room and write down what you can remember, then go back in and check. By doing this exercise, you can increase your awareness skills!
Awareness is an important characteristic to develop if you’d like to be a great horse person and have a great relationship with your horse. Your horse is incredibly aware. They know what’s going next to them and a half a mile away. They see things that move and things that don’t. Their self-preservation depends on this awareness. As we increase our awareness, we can be more in tune and in touch with our horses!