Do Less

Blurry but I’m liking what I’m seeing here. Also Stryder is enormous and makes both me and jumps look quite small!

I had a lesson on Stryder recently while his leaser, who usually rides in my lesson, was on vacation. (Lucky duck!)

It turned out to be an enlightening lesson. I mean, they all are, but this one especially. I have become used to horses that require a more active ride, which means I don’t have a lot of finesse. Stryder is a horse that likes a quiet ride with lots of finesse. When I ride a horse like him, or Duke, I have to do less.

I immediately thought of this fantastic scene from one of my favorite movies:

“The less you do, the more you do!”

Obviously I have to doΒ something. That includes keeping my abs/back/core firm and less loosey-goosey. It also includesΒ “giving my boobs a little hug” with my upper arms. Yes, that is a direct quote from my trainer. It helped! I was thinking about keeping my armpits still. Not really a body part I typically think about, but it helped keep my shoulders back, arms and hands quiet, and core tighter.

And it also gave me a good chuckle.

 

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4 thoughts on “Do Less

  1. Hahaha I love that scene (and really the whole movie). I struggle with doing less because I am naturally kind of a nitpicker/nag when I ride (ugh). Sounds like a great lesson!

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