(English translation below the German text)
Ich habe mal wieder das Hörbuch "Achtung Respekt Würde" von F. Pignon gehört und dabei viele schöne Gedanken gefunden. :-) Empfehlenswert.
Daneben finde ich diesen Text von Mark Rashid zur Frage goßartiger Lehrer toll: https://consideringthehorse.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/to-walk-the-walk/
A few days ago I started to spend time riding with Luke just by ourselves. I feel sefe enough for that now. I am not free of fear and when I started him, I found it good for my nerve to have somenone around, at the beginng even to have someone (for me ) in the indoor riding arena. Luke and I are working intensely at trust. He of course is much further in that than me. The last ride were astonishing and beautiful. (we still don't do much though). I can concentrate much better on him and on our common thoughts. The results are amazing (even though it doesn't look like it for spectators (whom I avoird anyhow :-) ). We manage momemnts in which we think the same or at least our actions are the same. The moment I asekd him (speaking) wheter he wantet do go from outside to our indoor arena and he started to trot there quietly and determinedly... We are still on a level, that I practice steering (bitless again) and do some wlk, trot and a little bit of lope (for fun) and stop and back. Backing usually requires a bit of asking. Yesterday he did it completely fluently, just the tro tiny steps I ask. It humbles me a lot to feel how much it depends on me what happens when riding and how intense the power of thougts actually is. We will keep working on shutting off environmental disturbances and just remain in our little energybubble (probably not the right word here. the illustration might show what I mean.).
I re-heard the audiobook by F. Pignon: "Achtung - Respelt Würde" and found many impressive thoughts there. A recommendation!!
Furthermore I like this blog text by Mark Rashid about great teachers a lot: https://consideringthehorse.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/to-walk-the-walk/ . A question that I think around quite a bit.