Tip of the day Training

TOTD: First reaction to tension

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Managing to look relaxed and happy on a very spooky mare!

This is one I worked out for myself but have since seen mentioned elsewhere as a relaxation technique.
The moment the horse tenses, for instance spooking at a certain place in the arena, I try to make my first reaction a really big sigh. This relaxes my body and often defuses the situation immediately.

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Kerry