Harness The Laws of the Mind - Law # 2 - Every Thought Causes a Physical Reaction

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
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Harness The Laws Of The Mind - Law # 2 - Every Thought Causes a Physical Reaction

Your thoughts affect all the functions of your body. Thoughts can reflect your riding and on the performance your horse. Anxiety and fear thoughts change your pulse rate which affects how your horse is feeling when entering the show ring or even when schooling your horse. An example of a certain thought that can reflect onto you and your horse is Anger. When having angry thoughts, it can stimulate your adrenal glands and increase adrenaline in the bloodstream which causes many other physical changes that your horse can feel without you knowing. Our personal body chemistry is guided and triggered by our emotions.

All that aside, if we consider what happens in our bodies (or specifically our brains) when we are thinking, then we need to at least acknowledge that our thoughts can influence our bodies. We know this to be true for a number of reasons.

For example:

  • Stress (or negative thoughts) can worsen physical illness.
  • Fear can lead to increases in certain chemicals that prepare us through the "fight or flight" response which can also reflect onto your horse.
  • Thoughts start chain reactions that allow us to contract our muscles. If you are thinking it your horse can feel the same which embodies into what their bodies do as well.

Every thought that crosses your mind causes a physical reaction within the body. It is important to realize that what you think can affect how you feel. In other words, if you are feeling poorly, you can change that by changing how you think. Whether you can see it or not, your horse is a reflection of your thoughts. Keep this in mind the next time you enter the show ring.

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