Mindfulness as a Tool to Address Training Challenges
In this presentation, participants will be introduced to the possibilities of mindfulness as a tool to address training challenges, with a focus on using the breath to find balance, and balance to find feel. The goal of this presentation is that for the riders to be able to learn to observe and gather information about how their physical, mental, and emotional states can contribute to good communication, or lack there of, with their mounts.
|Time: 1hr||Skill: Everyone||Location: Schedule|
Bio: Nahshon Cook was thirteen years old when he took his first riding lesson on an old professor named Willy at the Urban Farm at Stapleton, where he was a student in their Embracing Horses riding program for five years. During that time he was introduced to the art of Classical Dressage: a scientific system of equitation based on the mental development of the saddle horse proceeding greater physical demands. He has since been a devoted practitioner to this method of building partnerships with horses.
Philosophy: Nahshon Cook holds the adage “Follow the horse and find heaven in every step.” as the golden rule to his approach to teaching and training. He is a student and scholar of the art and science of classical dressage. He loves horses and believes they should be happier and healthier because we are in their lives. He specializes in starting, training, and rehabilitating riding horses by teaching them proper use of their backs. He also believes horses deserve good riders and strives to teach people to relax their horses by first relaxing themselves. His main riding influences are the classical masters, his horses, and his students.