-for mind-body & soul.
Comments from a Youth Program
Rose at the Barn
(This is from a very
bright young woman who studies way too much. It actually effects her
A 15 yr old.
My thoughts and feelings about this program was that it was great. It
was different from an average riding program. You went beyond
mentally, to really make me think about things. I was fascinated by
what you were saying and explaining. I learned a lot about myself too.
I learned that I am extremely tense and it shows. I let myself over
analyze things when it was just unnecessary to do. I learned that I
just "go with the flow" instead of trying to figure something out, I over
analyze it and just drive myself crazy thinking about it. I need to
incorporate what I have learned through this wonderful program into everyday
situations, such as school, friends, family, etc. I now have a new
perspective for riding.
Lisa (Day one)
I learned that if
I just stop thinking about every little thing inside my head and focus
what I need to be thinking, I can accomplish it. I need to just clear
everything out of my head and stop worrying so much. I also learned
that I should be more aware of what could happen in a dangerous situation.
I learned how I can be safer in that sort of situation. I learned if I
just relax and stop doubting myself, I can accomplish anything.
Rose: [This young woman is
about to graduate, getting her degree for becoming a therapist. (day
one)] She is Lisa's sister, another very intelligent young woman with the same
physical issues, especially with
the hands, an interesting dilemma --for continued study, and writing on
When first arriving to
participate in this program, I felt uncertain and did not know what to
expect. The subject/topics that were going to be introduced appeared
vague and mysterious in nature. As we continued to participate in the
first activity, I felt reluctant, unsure and afraid, standing inside the
stall next to the horse that scared me because he was so large. I knew that
I did not know how to place a halter on a horse, (never had) and was sure
that I was going to make a mistake. I felt surprised, and shocked
myself when I had somehow placed the harness on the horse.
The second activity
frustrated me and I felt that I could not give up the bridle and give it to
someone else until I had figured it out. I felt that I was close to
figuring it out however, thought that I would be taking too much of the
groups time if I has spent additional time with it.
The third activity
(placing the bridle on the horse) frustrated me again because it appeared
easy however was difficult for me to do. I was scared and grossed out
to stick my hand in the horse's mouth! While conducting this activity
I found myself zoning out and not paying close attention to the coach.
I feel that I some how lost interest at this time.
The last activity that
I participated in for the day (on the horse) integrated, facinated, relaxed
and made me feel sad. At first I felt that I was having a surreal
moment ~ simply preparing to get up on a horse. I was in shock and
could not believe I was doing this because I feared not throwing my leg over
the horses back and slipping off once on him.
I thoroughly enjoyed
this experience because it has allowed me to see first hand that despite how
tense, anxious and afraid I can be at times, I can relax and let myself go
into a moment by centering myself with my breath and allowing my muscles to
relax. *This was a powerful moment for me because I realized that if I
was able to become calm in such an alarming situation, then I have the
potential to change my anxiety responses in other situations that arise that
By the second day of
this program I felt less fearful and more comfortable with the horses.
I still felt a sense of fear however, it was not as significant as compared
to yesterday. At first when Rose described the schedule of events that
were going to take place today (Lisa and I getting on the horses again and
going outside to ride) I did not feel a sense of anxiety come up,
however, I thought back to yesterday and felt trust in myself, the horse and
the coach, This trust eased me through my anxious feelings.
While riding outside I
again felt a feeling of disbelief (that I was actually riding a horse
outside) I felt a great sense of freedom once riding around and
looking outward into the distance.
Good hands are
important for fine horsemanship
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