\Horse riders are often looking for ways to develop, improve, and consolidate work with their animals. From pleasure riders to competitive riders, equestrians are always looking for improvement in their skill set. In It Takes Two to Tango, author Tanja Mitton educates riders, trainers, and coaches on the fundamental principles of the rider’s position and mindset. It also explores the foundational training of horses, with the aim of developing long-lasting, positive outcomes for riders and horses.
Mitton offers riders more understanding on how humans affect horses and how horses, in turn, affect humans. She discusses the
• Rider Training Scale, a guideline for correct riding, focusing on the rider’s position and its influence on the horse;
• Horse Training Scale, a training guideline on how to correctly educate a horse while keeping the rider’s position in mind; and
• Mindset Training Scale, a guideline for riders, coaches, and trainers to help them to understand and work through their personal issues.
Based on her personal experiences as an equestrian success and mindset coach, Mitton offers a valuable self-development tool in It Takes Two to Tango. It empowers the rider to take control and ownership of the riding and assist in finding a solid training foundation from which to build. She communicates that happy and confident riders, trainers, and coaches are better able to positively affect the training of horses and other riders, leading to a more enjoyable ride and safer encounter.