Sharing my personal knowledge at our training days has been more rewarding, and more challenging than I could have ever imagined.
There is always this personal element of am I good enough, am I going to look stupid - all this self doubt, but at the end of the day we all need to believe in ourselves, achievements and abilities.
The biggest reward so far has been seeing people achieve the things they didn't think possible - through patience and persistence. To hear them say, "oh no, we will never be able to do that" then to see the look of joy on their face when they have that breakthrough moment. Its just wonderful!
Through our program of growing skills, ensuring people have the correct ground skills - finding the gaps, and the weaknesses to be able to correct those to build a solid foundation. Only then can we have progression.
There is so much information out there these days on horsemanship and most people have heard or seen much of this, some good, some conflicting, some pretty damn ordinary. The information is all out there but people tend not to go about it in a correct order or focus on the areas where they have most difficulty (avoiding the hard stuff) people need to be supported, to give them confidence, as well as being challenged to get through those tricky spots.
I am just as guilty - its easy to avoid the exercises that you find most challenging, but its about recognising this and challenging yourself (and your horse).
"Dont sneak around your horse" and yes I am Guilty of this too!!
I look forward to continuing this journey of increasing my own knowledge and abilities and most of all sharing this with other people wanting to be better humans for their horses.