On Coaching and Being Coached in 'Feel'
You know when you are developing your feel when you find yourself doing more and more of your training time with horses intuitively rather than trying to externally copy what you think your trainer/youtube favourite/ equestrian idol/horsemanship method does/tells you to do.
Don't question it, enjoy it and trust your own feel!!
You are unique, you cannot be/move/connect the same as any other human being.
As long as you are listening, your horse will let you know.
As an equine coach I am acutely aware of how fragile students' trust in their own intuition can be. It is a huge responsibility to pass on any expertise whilst keeping their belief in themselves fully intact. This means I must be humble enough to enjoy someone questioning my judgement or realising they have found a way that works better for their relationship with their horse than my suggestions. Yes, it is important for me to keep a student safe, so if my intiution is yelling at me something is not safe, I have to check in with myself and ask if its my own fears or ego getting in the way or if the situation is truly not safe.
I believe it is vital for a trainer to validate a student's own feel, and part of being a coach is to nurture their intuition and allow their creativity to flow.
I will offer techniques and tools to help you find the inner trainer, so you and your horse can train each other. I'll support and encourage you along the way.