Are You Settling For Mediocre Results?

I wanted to try out a different approach to these blog posts so I am trying out audio recordings that I will also pair with training videos for all you visual learners out there.

I know you have a busy schedule and sitting down to read blog posts may not be on your top “to do” list so I included audio to this post for you to listen as you jog or ride.


If you are subscribed to my email you remember seeing a post I sent on my weekly progress report about loading horses. Well, I allowed myself to settle for mediocre results just so I can load her and move on to the next thing. I am currently paying for that little slip-up by nursing an eye injury.


Here is what I learned: 

  • Stick to your guns and make sure they actually learn the skill vs. you persuading them.
  • Groundwork provides better communication and allows you to do more with your horse on the road safely.
  • Groundwork is not something to skip or take lightly
  • Skipping steps leads to injury

Ask yourself, what cues are you giving where you are accepting mediocre responses? Do they respond the first, second, or third time? How quickly do they respond to your cues? Are you breaking your cues down in steps they understand clearly? Where can you put more time in to gain better results?

Quotes To Remember

“Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards.”-Marcus Luttrell

“You allow the results of what you’re willing to accept.” -Unknown

“You teach people (or horses) how you want to be treated by what you accept” -Unknown

“Discipline Equals Freedom.” -Jocko Willink

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