Cheski's coaching philosophy for YOU as the rider, is well explained in the following video:
Cheski has an amazing ability to coach across a diverse range of people, ages, skills and learning styles.
Learning to ride as a mature adult and being extremely naive about the challenges and learning experiences to be faced has been made easier - and fun with Cheski's unwavering support, guidance and encouragement - in both ridden and groundwork.
Not only will you learn riding skills but also how to overcome the barriers in your own thinking!
I can sincerely recommend Cheski as a coach whichever style of learning you have and for whatever goals you want to achieve.
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Four Kaiaua Sand & Shell based Arenas
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Kaiaua Sand & Shell Track - 600 metres
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Casual use $20 per horse (including jumps) or $160.00 paid in advance for ten uses.
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Coaching with Cheski - $75 private session or $60 each for 2 - 4
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Cheski loves 'growing leaders'.
She will set you challenges to discover how you like to achieve and therefore gain confidence.
Rather than tell you what to do with your hands and feet every step of the ride, she'll encourage you to verbalize your own options to improve your performance, then she'll let you (as long as she feels you've chosen a safe option) decide which option to try first.
You'll be encouraged to analyse how you and your horse respond to each other and identify the consistent patterns that occur both when things go 'well' - and when things start to go 'wrong'.
You'll learn to work out - should your horse be evasive - is it because he's 'naughty' or because he's finding it difficult and or uncomfortable to do his job 'properly'?
The aim is for you is to understand why your horse reacts in a certain way. With this knowledge you can then make changes to your attitude and mindset and start to make things easier and achievable for both of you.
If you can achieve in persuading, not forcing, a horse to work with you - you're developing your leadership skills.
After all - horses don't fabricate respect and are usually at least five times bigger than you!
The Training Environment
Your horse's way of going often reflects the the way you're thinking.
So if you're very tentative and unsure that your horse is going to react favourably you will probably be 100% right!
Therefore we'll start at the start, working on the things you know you can get your horse to do and we'll work at your pace.
It's your session so we'll concentrate on the things that are important to YOU. Having said this you'll be pushed and encouraged to work hard, but safely.
Cheski can understand how it feels to be unsure around horses but doesn't believe we loose confidence.
What some people call 'a loss of confidence' is what Cheski calls 'a gaining of wisdom' - now you understand the ramifications of being out of sync with your horse.
Training with Cheski is not judgmental, she'll encourage you not to argue with reality.
'What Is' may not be 'What It Should Be' but it is 'What Is'!
Cheski asks lots of questions such as -
'What's your goal for this month?'
'What are you noticing right now?'
'What are you going to do next?'
'Did that work?'
'What did you learn from using that option?'
'What else could you do?
And probably the most important question of all -
'Did you ride that with the mindset of "Of course I'm Going to Achieve My Goal"?
Cheski intends to provoke your thought process.
The aim is to give you confidence - as long as you are in the right mindset, you do know what to do.
This will help you know how to tackle challenges when by yourself, and don't have someone giving you instructions.
You will be given exercises and routines to work on between coaching sessions.
She'll explain how both you and your horse can be more tolerant of each other's fitness, soreness and anxiety levels. Cheski has spent over 26 years studying horse behaviour.
She has developed a real understanding of how we can make life easier for our horses (and therefore ourselves) and has simple ways of imparting this knowledge.
So many riders try too hard and are so concerned about 'doing it properly' and 'looking good', that spontaneity has been taught out of riding.
Cheski asks, 'So what, if the first time you do it, it isn't perfect?'
At least you've made a start, got a base reading and have something to work on!
You only make mistakes if you continue, over and over again, to keep using a formula that doesn't work. If you analyse your "mistakes" and then try a slightly different approach, they become training experiences which are wonderful things!
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