When learning new things, take baby steps.
By Lisa Barry, FEI 3* Rider and Trainer
When teaching your horse a new skill or when learning a new movement yourself, don’t get stuck when things aren’t going perfectly. Horses can be complex creatures and humans are emotional beings. Learning new skills takes time. Tiny steps in the right direction are actually quite big!
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Lisa Barry is a four-star event rider who has been riding and competing horses for 29 years, and has 16 years of international competition experience. Her horses have had top placings at many FEI events including at the Advanced/CCI3*/CCI4* level. Lisa has trained with Karen O’Connor for 25 years, and has worked for and ridden with Karen and David since she joined the O’Connor program as a working student when she was 17. Lisa competed at the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event aboard her beloved FIS Prince Charming, aka “Peanut,” a tiny, feisty New Zealand OTTB. Lisa is currently training and coaching out of Lexington, Kentucky and Ocala, Florida. If you have questions for Lisa or would like to learn more about her program email her at firstname.lastname@example.org