Hmmm...think brain think! What did I do on Tuesday? Ah yes!
We were lucky enough to watch a lesson with John Barr (who is the Faculty Leader here on the ranch) and the externs studying here at the moment. It was great to watch John teach and see how he runs a lesson. One thing I was very impressed with was how he manages and teaches up to 15 people at one time. He ended the lesson by adding a little purpose to it, and they used a cow simulator to play friendly game and create curiosity in the students horses. This is a great lesson (I have done it before) but safety is the most important thing the be aware of. And John did a wonderful job keeping students safe. A few of the horses would get scared with the simulator and John handled all of the situations with the best way to keep the students confident but help them learn to stay safe.
Then we did a lesson with Linda about mirroring and energy. I won't get into that now, but if anyone wants to talk about it when I get home, I'm game! Lastly for the morning, we worked with carol Coppinger, 5* Star Master Instructor, on riding simulations. I find these very beneficial and don't be surprised if they show up in your lessons when I get home. :)
We then spent the afternoon looking at the future of Parelli and the instructor pathway, along with learning about Photonic Light Therapy, or Red light therapy. If you haven't heard of it, and might be interested, I'll share some later.
Ok...I'm off to watch Pat teach a lesson to the Mastery Students.
Until next time...