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How far I've come...

Herd of horses grazing Pippsway Classical Natural Horsemanship Wellington Somerset near Devon

In the weeks since I found Pippsway I have learned a great deal, lost weight, become fitter and I have experienced horses in a way I had never even dreamed was possible! I have always loved horses and being around horses. Learning to be around them in ways that they understand and being able to understand them (even slightly) has been a real eye opener! Given that in the short time I have been having lessons I have barely touched the tip of the iceberg that is Pippsway I am so excited at what the future holds in my journey to being at one with my horse.

I am so looking forward to getting my own horse and working with Pip to get the best out of both of us and in the meantime I get to work with her beautiful horses. The ladies at the yard are great company and it’s wonderful sharing the highs and lows of the day with them.

I’m also learning how to train my dog. Given that he was already trained to a certain level and well behaved compared to many dogs I am now enjoying him even more as an entirely different league of understanding has been revealed. He too is losing weight and getting fitter! He’s certainly more content. In trying to make him happier in the past I had actually been confusing him as instead of honoring his needs as a dog I was being submissive and making him think he was responsible for everyone! Oh and making him fat! Instead of spoiling him with treats I now make sure we have longer more varied walks and I lead the walk. This makes him much happier than bacon ever did!

The more I learn the more I realise how much more there is yet to be learned. I understand that there is ultimately no end to this path and rather than that putting me off I’m instead delighting in the challenges ahead and the fact that where I am right now is wonderful and that can be true all the rest of the way.

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