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Finding the Right Teacher Enriches Us

Undoubtably our horses are our best teacher, as are all those in our lives, including our situations.

When I think about my horsemanship journey, finding a teacher I could trust and be me as I move through understanding and not understanding helped me be a better horseman, friend, and teacher myself.

I want to learn, I want to be challenged, I want space to process, and I want to be supported. I want to be seen as fully capable and be given the opportunity to explore and make mistakes even in the presence of my teacher.

To attract this in my life, I had to be vulnerable and willing to show up to give the teacher an opportunity to show me who she/he is in all my moments. This took me some time.

In addition to finding the right teacher, I also was looking for a method I could understand at the beginning yet provided immense depth for me to grow. I wanted a method I enjoyed practicing.

Being a student can be a lot of fun. I can show up bewildered and my instructor can turn that bewilderment into something fun.

My teacher can also turn the bewilderment into more bewilderment and leave me pondering some neat stuff. Having trust gives both of us the ability to explore ourselves through the method.

With a common language and goal, we can both grow. Both teacher and student can hold each other to their highest through regard for the other and giving their best.

And of course, the right teacher understands the method and has great passion for teaching, people and horses.



One must trust their own heart in this selection.

The right teacher has a vision for the student, at the same time fully allowing the student to become who they want to become.

Finding the right teacher opens doors to so many new possibilities in learning, but most importantly, a more meaningful way to enjoy the journey.




One must trust their own heart in this selection.

The right teacher has a vision for the student, at the same time fully allowing the student to become who they want to become.

Finding the right teacher opens doors to so many new possibilities in learning, but most importantly, a more meaningful way to enjoy the journey.


Here is a picture of Robert and I having fun with a student.


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