Good Leadership is an essential key to success with your horse.
What makes a good leader? Here are some of the most important characteristics:
Self Awareness. You know your strengths and your weaknesses. You have an awareness and regulate your emotional state. You know when you are working in the flow and you when it feels forced.
Self Discipline. You are organized and you know how to control your energy. You keep calm when others would get angry and lash out. You can make decisions quickly when necessary, but you can take a slow approach to consider all the options and directions.
Vision. You are actively working towards a goal that is greater than yourself. It could be something small, like the success of mounting and sitting on your horse for a few minutes, or a larger vision like winning a world tile. Working towards a vision is far more inspiring than working towards a personal gain or ribbon.
“Leadership is the art of leading others to deliberately create a result that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.”-unknown