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Getting The Most Out Of The Videos

Getting The Most Out Of The Videos

There is a lot of information in the videos, some people can think it is overwhelming.  A recent comment on Facebook said “There are just so many videos and I get lost in them.”  This will only happen if you skip ahead and don’t do them in order.  Initially, there is only 1 video.  Then after you master that 1 video, then you move to the 2nd video.  It’s like sending your child to Kindergarten, you don’t say, “Oh my goodness, there is so much they need to know in the 12th grade.”   

One of the most spiritual of the  ancient Hindu practices is called Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga is focusing on a task with no thought as to the outcome of that task.   You are embarking on a journey and in order to achieve your goals, you need to learn to stay present and work with your horse where they are at instead of where you wish they were at. 

To keep the video library from becoming overwhelming, just take it one video at a time.  This course will assist you with staying on the path.  Dancers don’t dance to get to a certain spot on the dance fIoor, they dance to enjoy moving in the moment. If you can have the outlook of enjoying each and every interaction with your horse, the process will be a magical journey.

 Watching the videos shows you what the process looks like , but it can’t help you understand what it feels like. You will have to experience it yourself and go out and test what you have learned with your horse.

Here’s the best way to go about getting the most out of the videos.

  1. Watch the video like you’re watching a TV show. Don’t stop or take notes, just enjoy it. Let it soak in.
  2. Rewatch it, take notes, and be critical of it.
  3. Go out and practice the exercise. If you get stuck or unsure, finish the session on as good of a note as you can. There will be things pop up that you will be certain were not mentioned when you first watched the video.
  4. Rewatch video. You will find the answer to the thing you thought was not there the first time. In the first watching you will be looking for what you were looking for . In the watching after you tried the exercise, you will be looking fr different things, and the content will appear different. Watch it with and without sound if necessary so you can focus on the movements and body language of both Warwick and the horse.
  5. Practice the exercise again.
  6. Rewatch the video again.
  7. Practice the exercise again, this time film yourself & rewatch.
  8. Ask questions to Warwick on the Video Comments or Community feature (only after having followed all of the previous steps – it’s amazing how much you can learn by watching a video of yourself).

Take some time between each viewing and practicing session. Allow both you and your horse to process what happened.

When you video yourself and watch it back, be easy on yourself. You will get stuff wrong, it’s OK! Forgive yourself, because your horse will.

Intent and effort will build a lot of connection between you and your horse and will allow you to be forgiven for a lot because of the trust bank account you have stocked. Don’t be discouraged if your end product doesn’t look like the end product in the videos. It takes time and practice and you will get there! 

They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Taking things slowly like this ensures you don’t skip over steps before you are ready to move on, which would end up creating further problems down the road.

A reminder how to use this course: click on Mark Complete below and you will be taken to the next topic.

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Thank you very thorough explanation – watch several times sound and picture on – sound off -picture off – try activity with one’s horse – return to lesson review and then video doing the lesson – this is great using all learning styles –

I don’t know how to video myself on my own ! Any suggestions ?

Warwick Schiller avatar Warwick Schiller (Administrator) December 28, 2023 at 11:01 am

Prop your phone up on the fnce and press record

I have just subscribed and I can not wait to get started… so excited to create the best connection and relationship with my boy and being the best horse person I can be!!!!

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