Focus is why we do groundwork. By groundwork I don’t mean lunging a horse to ‘let off steam’, I mean getting the relationship right on the ground – so it can be right under saddle.
I mean building understanding, as well as calmness, suppleness (of mind and body) and obedience. It’s what you need every time you ride. It’s about focusing on the how, not the why. How to change your approach if things are not working. It’s better to have ten approaches to a situation than a single approach to ten situations.
It’s about focusing on the present, the now. On being a confident, consistent and kind leader, not getting angry or frustrated.