Sunday, August 31, 2014

Arrows Falling Like Rain Drops In a Storm

Yesterday we started mounted archery again. Sure it is fun, but it also is a great tool to become a better, safer rider.

Archery requires concentration and focus. It provides instant reward and recognition of the success of that focus by seeing the arrow hit the target.

Riding, at its best, involves the control of the horse simply by focusing one's concentration on the task at hand. Few young people have the amount of focus needed to achieve what Dorrence called the power of "feel" in horsemanship.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Holding out for mounted skeet here...


The pink flamingos in Comet's pen would probably be a bad call too..

I would like to try tent pegging at some point, though. -Lloyd