Introducing The Interactive Online Training
'How to Manage Your Mindset & Emotions Riding' with Jenny Pim
For Event Riders, Dressage Riders, for Riders who hack out and are nervous in certain places, and for Riders who're afraid to go down to the scary end of the Arena.
Are you tired of constantly being afraid when you ride, nervous over every little thing, always looking forward to riding and yet dreading it at the same time?
Would you like almost more than anything in the world (yes, almost), just to be able to relax on horseback and enjoy your time with your horse (while you are actually on your horse)?
Imagine for a moment, if your worries were only little ones …
You are thinking about going riding later on in the day, and all you are worried about are things like:
Will it be raining? - I’d better wear a coat."
"Where will I go? I might go to the woods, or will the gate be locked?"
Little things like that, instead of secretly and silently being very afraid, every time you thought about your ride (and you probably thought about it a lot).
You can learn to use tools that you already have, your body your energy and your breath, to calm yourself and your horse riding.
Then you can both enjoy your time together, connecting in harmony and being free to do whatever it is you want to do.
A little bit about me...
My name is Jenny Pim, I'm the Founder and Creator of Equestrian Tai Chi, which is Tai Chi that I developed for performance on horseback and a transformational way of connecting in harmony with your horse.
I'm a Certified Tai Chi Instructor registered with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain and a Certified Riding Coach registered with Horse Sport Ireland.
My passion is to bring what I learn from Tai Chi and Taoist Arts to help riders to develop and enhance their relationships with their horses, whether it be riding or in their ordinary day to day connections with them. To help them to become physically and energetically balanced and aware, and emotionally and mentally balanced, so they can enjoy their time riding and so their horse can too!
Having a fear of riding is very common, here are some of the main reasons why people feel afraid:
1. They have had a bad experience
Or they had a series of bad experiences and it has knocked their confidence. They may have had a bad fall, or a very bad fright.
2. They know someone who's had a fall
They have heard about someone, who has had a serious riding accident and it is constantly on their mind.
3. They have an injury or injuries
They are worried they might aggravate an old injury, or worse if they took a fall.
4. They were over-horsed
They may have been riding a young nervous animal whose energy frightened them, or a horse that was too strong for them, or they may have been riding a badly schooled horse, whose behaviour they didn’t know how to correct.
5. They have become a parent
It is very common for people who have children to see danger everywhere. There is also the added responsibility of being a parent and worrying who would take care of their child if something should happen them.
6. They are getting older
It is natural to be worried about falling and being injured as we get older. Bones don’t mend as quickly and our reactions may not be as sharp as they were when we were younger. Also there is the worry or not being able to drive if they were injured, or not being able to work, or to meet financial commitments, or to take care of their family. There is also the worry of not being able to take care of their horse.
7. They just can’t pin it down to anything
Some people don’t know why they are afraid, it could be a combination of things, but nothing of significance. They just feel uneasy and anxious a lot of the time.
I often hear nervous riders being given advice like, ‘repeat a Mantra’, or ‘just breathe’.
People giving this advice may mean well, but a rider who is extremely frightened needs much more than this to calm their fear.
Most people know that deep breathing helps to calm fear, but if that was all it took, then nobody would be afraid when they were riding.
It is true that deep breathing is great for calming fear, but in reality, people are not able to sustain it for long, unless they practice it, and more importantly, unless they practice the right type of breathing.
Taking few deep breaths and then going back to being scared again is not contributing to lasting change. It is not going to give you the confidence in yourself, when you are going out for a ride, that you have the ability to control your fear.
I developed Taoist Breathing For Riding specifically to help riders manage their emotions riding. It takes into account that you're in continuous motion, and are in close contact with your horse, who will be affected by your breathing.
I have spent years developing the exercises that are compatible with riding and calming fear into a system, that gives people strategies for different types of situations.
I've been teaching Tai Chi professionally since 2002. My interests now lie in helping riders and their horses to develop a deeper partnership and to elevate their riding experience through the Taoist Arts I have adapted and developed for Riding.
How to Manage your Mindset & Emotions Riding with Jenny Pim is a three part system, where you learn to use your body, your energy and your breath when you're riding to manage your emotions, to keep yourself and likely your horse calm too, so you can focus on your riding and doing whatever it is you want to do!
Here’s what you will learn –
Equestrian Tai Chi
Equestrian Tai Chi is a relaxing and stress relieving practice, that benefits both you and your horse. It opens and develops the energetic pathways in your body, so that your energy can travel through them. It helps you to bond and connect with your horse by giving you both a chance to enjoy time together, when you are not frightened.
It improves your balance and posture making you feel more stable and secure in the saddle. It helps you become less fearful. When you feel an emotion like fear very strongly, your energy becomes blocked and frozen. Equestrian Tai Chi encourages your energy to flow, and helps you let go of your fear.
Taoist Breathing For Riding
Taoist Breathing for Riding gives you the ability to focus your mind inside your body, and to consciously calm the places where it feels fear, using your energy and your breath.
Your practice of Equestrian Tai Chi opens and develops your energy channels, allowing you to send energy, to where you want it to go in your body. Once your body is relaxed, it’s positive energy will calm your emotions and thoughts.
You will learn the Taoist Method for finding and letting go of blocked energy in your body, so your energy can become more vibrant and clear and flow smoothly in you and flow with the energy of your horse. Our horses sense when our energy becomes less blocked and they benefit too!
You will learn to let go of the energy patterns in your body that make you more nervous than you should be and restrict you from doing what you want to do in different situations.
Whether you're nervous all the time or just sometimes, learning this Method will help you to let go of the energetic memories that are holding you in the past.
Here is what you will learn as you progress through the Training –
- Safety Protocols for your Practice.
- Important Principles for learning Equestrian Tai Chi.
- How to establish a good practice routine.
- Information about your Tantien.
- How to connect with your energy.
- How to store your energy.
- Equestrian Tai Chi Warm Up Exercises.
- The first 3 movements of the sequence of Equestrian tai Chi
- 5 Foundation Taoist Breathing for Riding exercises to help you calm your fear (all of the the other breathing exercises are based on these Foundation exercises)
- How to heal and deal with memories from The Past.
- Movements 4 – 7 of the sequence of Equestrian Tai Chi.
- 4 Taoist Breathing For Riding Exercises that deeply relax your body bringing energy all through it, these exercises will also help your horse.
- A fresh look at The Present, why it is so important to relax in The Present and what makes it difficult to relax your body in The Present and how to overcome this.
- A look at the Immediate Future and what is really is and how to make your Immediate Future more comfortable for you, when you are feeling afraid.
- Movements 8 – 9 of the sequence of Equestrian Tai Chi.
- Taoist Breathing For Riding Exercises for 3 different situations:
- a) For when you’ve got a sudden fright.
- b) For preparing yourself for something that’s coming up that’s making you nervous.
- c) An exercise to help you, when you feel as if you have been overwhelmed by fear.
- A look at The Future and why it never comes.
- How to diminish fear you may have about the Future.
As well as this each fortnight, you'll receive Additional Training in the Challenges!
- You'll learn how blockages are formed.
- How blockages restrict from being and behaving the way we want to.
- You'll learn the conditions for finding energy blockages in your body.
- You'll learn how to let these energetic blockages go!
- Your energy is going to flow much better when you can let go of what is restricting it. It will flow better in you and with the energy of your horse and your emotions will become less overwhelming and much easier to manage.
- Our horses benefit when our energy becomes more vibrant and clear too as they can feel a lot of what we feel.
How To Manage Your Mindset & Emotions Riding Using Taoist Methods Early Bird Price
This is what people are saying ...
Learn to Relax
When Sidney and I found each other, he had obviously been handled very roughly and had lots of issues and dramas going on.
I have been practicing the Tai Chi exercises and found that Sidney responds beautifully to the energy, he shows the classic signs of lowering his head and lots of chewing and sometimes yawning.
It has also relaxed me and helped me to increase my focus and awareness in a positive way.
I have been doing this next to him, before working him in hand, and also on his back before a ridden session, and am so pleased to see that he is noticeably more relaxed and displaying less fear and anxiety.
Thank you Jenny for opening this new pathway for us.”
Karen Moon BHSAI
Overcome lack of confidence
I am a rider overcoming lack of confidence issues. My mare Bailey had tendon problems and was off work for eight months or so. Well the idea of riding her for the very first time frightened me. But ‘everything for a reason’ I like to believe.
The forced time off her, allowed me to complete the four modules of this course. I had got into the habit of doing Equestrian Tai Chi practice in the field and in the stable. I also had got into the habit of doing the breathing exercises. I got a lot of practice in before I really needed it. The Equestrian Tai Chi Form is flowing now and not clunky as at first. It’s not like Jenny’s yet, but I’ll keep trying. I know The Form now without the videos, but it’s also good for me to re-watch the videos and find ways to refine the movements.
The very first ride on Bailey was the test for me. I worked her on the ground. I tacked her up. I mounted and I did the full Equestrian Tai Chi Form on her back for the first time! I finished and I asked her to walk on. We did a little walk and a trot and I was thrilled.
How I believe it works for me is:
It gives my mind something else to do, than worry about the ‘what if’s’. I realised that while doing the ‘something else to do’, that I didn’t die.
The reason being that the ‘something else’ was deliberately drawing breath into my body, relaxing my muscles and reducing my heart rate, and thereby calming my emotions and interrupting the fear story that gets rerun in my head.
The energy field that me and my horse share has been calmed. There is no need for Bailey to be worried or anxious, her herd members are calm, so she is. This leaves us both free to deal with the real issues, that can, and do arise, without wasting our energy on imagined ones.
Equestrian Tai Chi is not a quick fix, it is a health enhancing habit, that every horse rider needs to practice, especially important to anyone who suffers from anxiety. Thanks so much Jenny Pim.
We recently bought a high maintenance horse ...
I’ve had a nasty fall off my horse during a show and since then I feel like I’ve been walking on eggshells around him. But I followed your breathing exercises to calm myself down and I really feel like I’ve been able to focus on improving my riding when my mind is clear and free of any negative thoughts.
Thank you very much, your emails and Chi program are very helpful and beneficial.
3 friends & I took our horses to Allegany State Park for a weekend camping trip. I was deathly afraid of how my boy would be considering the fact that taking him trail riding has always not been fun cause he would do everything possible to be the bad boy, therefore I was afraid!
I got on the saddle (while friend held him), did a couple of your breathing techniques & calmed myself down. And it worked!
We went on a 3 HR ride that was so much fun. He was so calm & very well behaved that he blew me & my friends out of the water! We ran up the hills, drank from the creek, meet people in cars driving by, he let kids rub his nose, walked past a barking puppy that was going nuts and so on! I have had my boy for 5 yrs now.
I've gone through 6 trainers in the past to help me to understand on what to do but nothing helped, until a friend sent you to me. I can honestly say you have helped me and I thank you so much. No more fear for me!
I treated myself to Jenny's course as I had become a very nervous rider since having my daughter in 2011.
My horse Baylee an Irish cob mare is mostly quiet and well behaved, but she is strong and gets a bit fresh and jumpy when I hack out on her. I used to feel myself tensing up and was always expecting the worst, which made Baylee even more jumpy as I was transferring my nervousness to her. In the end riding my horse became something I ended up trying to avoid.
Since following Jenny's programme, I have found so much benefit, as I am once again enjoying riding my horse! I am now much calmer and feel more relaxed and in control when I am riding. Baylee is also benefitting and has become a lot steadier and much less jumpy when we hack out. She enjoys me practicing the Tai Chi exercises on her and it has definitely strengthened out bond.
I highly recommend Jenny's Course to anyone who gets nervous or tense when riding, or even if you would just like to feel more connected with your horse.
Thank you Jenny for putting so much time and effort into making this excellent course.
The energy flow of the breathing exercises relaxes the rider and gives confidence
I have a diploma in Equine Acupuncture and am a Registered Equine Massage Therapist. 4 Star Equine Services provides rehabilitation for injured horses and teaches students all aspects of Classical Equitation and the day to day care of the horse.
I enrolled in Equestrian Tai Chi with Jenny Pim to actually do the instructors course but at the time had a few nervous riders having problems letting go of their fears and lacking confidence in themselves with the mounted riding. So I thought this Managing Mindset and Emotions course would also be of benefit. Jenny’s course is put together in such a way it is easy to explain especially about how important our emotions and energy affects the horse. The breathing exercises, and allowing the energy to flow through each body part has been a great benefit to help my students build confidence in themselves.
I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to have a connection to their horse and enjoy their riding with a true partnership.
Kim Jensen R.E.M.T (hons)
This is everything that is included with
How to Manage Your Mindset & Emotions Riding…
The course is fully available online. Once you join the course, you get immediate access to all the four modules. You will have your own username and password to log in and out, whenever you want.
The Course Includes –
- Safety Protocols For Practice.
- Important Principles for learning and practicing Equestrian Tai Chi.
- Information about your Tantien.
- How to feel your energy.
- How to store your energy.
- Guidelines For Practicing Taoist Breathing For Riding.
- Videos of 2 Equestrian Tai Chi warm up Exercises with audio and written instruction.
- Videos of 9 movements of The Equestrian Tai Chi Form performed on the right side.
- Videos of 9 movements of The Equestrian Tai Chi Form performed on the left side. (3 videos are used to teach each movement, so 27 videos for Equestrian Tai Chi in all.)
- The videos include audio instruction, and there is also written instruction for Equestrian Tai Chi.
- 16 Taoist Breathing For Riding exercises (with audio and written instruction), to help you manage your fear of riding.
- Information and exercises about how to calm your fear of riding;- how to heal your fear of the Past, how to cope with your fear in the Present and in the Immediate Future, and how to deal with your fear of events in the further away Future.
As well as this there are two special bonuses.
The first bonus is Free Equestrian Tai Chi Appraisal.
You can send a video of yourself, performing The Equestrian Tai Chi Form for appraisal once you've completed the course. You'll receive written feedback on your progress. This is purely optional, but it is available for you, if you want it.
The second bonus is the Free Fortnightly Challenges where you'll receive feedback and help with your practice, and in managing your Mindset & Emotions Riding.
Each fortnight you'll receive a new Challenge, it could be a Taoist Breathing for Riding exercise to learn, or it could be a way of finding and letting go of energetic blockages in your body, or a Chi exercise or all three. You can learn the exercise looking at your computer and then come out and practice with your horse. Then it would be super if you'd come and write about how you get on in the Challenge Forum, you'll see how other people get on with their practice there too! This way you'll build your confidence and see how you learn and grow as the weeks and months go by. At the end you'll have a log of your practice and you'll really be able to see how much you've grown and improved!
There are two options to choose from, when joining How to Manage your Mindset & Emotions Rising using Taoist Methods with Jenny Pim –
- Pay $307 in full (and receive a 20% discount).
- Pay $97 per month for 4 months ($388 in all).You are obliged to complete the 4 payments of $97, but this does not affect your 30 Day Money Back Guarantee in any way.
I offer a Conditional 30 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee
If you decide 'How to Manage Your Mindset & Emotions Riding Using Taoist Methods' is not for you, that is no problem at all, just send me a video of yourself practicing a few of the exercises, within the 30 Day Period, and I will refund your entire purchase.
How To Manage Your Mindset & Emotions Riding Early Bird Price
Maybe you have tried other things to get over your fear and they haven’t worked, maybe you’ve given up hope, that you will be able to get over your fear, maybe you think you will do it sometime soon, or even next year. Maybe you think that you have tried everything.
But here’s the thing, you haven’t tried tried this.
If you begin now, you could actually start to enjoy your riding, to even look forward to it.
Imagine only missing your ride, if you really had to, instead of being glad of any old excuse not to go riding. Does that inspire hope in you - that you could actually feel that?
Horses feel so much happier with us when we are not afraid, they can relax too, and enjoy the special time they have with us. Would your horse have more fun with you if you were more relaxed?