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Embracing Patience in Equine Training: Lessons from Samantha on Body Recovery and Horse Groundwork

Last updated January 12, 2024 by Brook Norris

Samantha shared valuable insights on understanding pain as a signal for change, the importance of patience in body recovery, and the parallels between human recovery and groundwork with horses.

Understanding Pain as a Signal for Change

Samantha emphasized that pain should be viewed as a warning signal, not just a nuisance. It's the body’s way of indicating that something is wrong and requires attention. This perspective is crucial, not only for our own health but also in understanding our horses. Just as we listen to our bodies, it’s essential to be attentive to the signals our horses give us.

Persistence in Seeking Solutions

Having spent a decade searching for answers to her own body issues, Samantha advises never to give up on your body. Finding the key to unlock your problems might be a long journey, but it's worth the persistence. This lesson is equally applicable to horse training and care, where patience and continuous learning are vital.

The Need for Patience in Recovery

We live in a fast-paced world where quick fixes are often sought, but Samantha stresses that true recovery, especially from injuries, takes time. This principle is akin to groundwork with horses. When done properly, it sets a solid foundation, whereas rushing through the process can lead to recurring problems. The same applies to human body recovery - thorough and patient rehabilitation lays the groundwork for lasting health.

Samantha's Services at Refined Riding

For listeners interested in Samantha’s approach and services, you can visit her website, Refined Riding. The site offers a wealth of resources and guidance on body recovery, rehabilitation, and how to approach pain and injury with patience and understanding.

Samantha's insights are a reminder of the importance of listening to our bodies and taking the time necessary for proper recovery. Her parallels between human rehabilitation and horse training offer a unique perspective that resonates with both equestrians and non-equestrians alike.

Remember, the journey to recovery and improvement, whether for ourselves or our horses, requires patience, persistence, and a willingness to listen to the signals our bodies give us.

Listen & watch Samantha's episode below! 

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