Women and Horses Mind, Spirit & Body

Cheryl Childs developed Women and Horses Mind, Body & Spirit came up with the Mind Body & Spirit concept to help horsewomen who had lost their confidence due to fear issues, but it has expanded into a training method that helps any rider achieve her goals. She also specialize in Seasoned Riders since she herself is a Seasoned Rider. Cheryl prides herself in providing women with a comfortable, friendly environment to discuss the problems and fears they were having with their horses.

Whether it's a confidence building clinic, private instruction or any other type of training clinic Cheryl uses the same three phase training method - Mind, Body & Spirit - to help riders improve their riding skills. "Improving your riding skills will assist you in connecting with horse, build your confidence as a rider and help you and your horse be the best you can be together" Cheryl will tell you.

Cheryl explains what each phase is all about and how it helps those participanting.

Mind- In this first phase the participants are asked to discuss goals, problems, fears and concerns. Then the participants are asked to enter the arena with their horses in-hand. I then assess each participant’s relationship with her horse.

Body- In this second and final phase participants will mount their horse and perform a series of exercises. Participant's confidence levels are assessed while riding. Participant's riding ability is assessed as well to help them improve their confidence level through proper and balanced horsemanship.

Spirit- In this third phase I examine each participant’s comfort level with her horse. We talk about ground training techniques to build their confidence and their horse’s confidence in them. They perform a series of ground exercise with their horses that will assist them in becoming a confident leader which will in turn build their horse’s confidence to follow them. We also discuss physical pain the horse may be experiencing and how it is affecting both horse and rider.

Cheryl Childs came up with the Mind Body & Spirit concept to help horsewomen who had lost their confidence due to fear issues, but it has expanded into a training method that helps any rider achieve her goals. She also specialize in Seasoned Riders since she herself is a Seasoned Rider.