Harnessing Concentration: Tips to Stay Present and Ditch Distractions While Riding

Stay Present and Ditch Distractions When Horseback Riding

Lost Trails Ranch in Mulberry, AR, is the perfect destination for trail riding and horse bonding. Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes and serene nature, our ranch offers an ideal setting to immerse yourself in the equestrian experience. The well-maintained trails meander through breathtaking scenery, allowing riders to embark on memorable adventures while forging a deeper connection with their equine companions. Our knowledgeable staff and experienced guides ensure both safety and enjoyment, creating an environment where riders can truly focus on the bond between horse and rider.

We have a few suggestions to promote focus and clarity to help you maximize your riding experience and minimize distractions. The last thing you want to do while at the ranch is let life’s worries get you down. You should enjoy every second you are here and leave feeling refreshed.

Two horse riders, relaxed and enjoying a peaceful ride at Lost Trails Ranch, immersed in the tranquility of nature.

Saddle up for relaxation! Experience the joy of horseback riding in the serene surroundings of Lost Trails Ranch.

Get in a Bubble

The idea of living in a bubble has negative connotations. A self-centered life is unfulfilling and dissatisfying. However, when you are interacting with horses, getting in a bubble lets you focus on the moment and soak in the entire experience. It lets you focus on yourself for just a little while and your horse. Think of how athletes perform in a bubble.

Give Your Bubble a Name

No matter how much you are enjoying your horse bonding session or your trail ride, you may need to recenter yourself several times. When you start thinking about what’s going on at the office or a health problem someone you love is dealing with, saying the name of your bubble to yourself can help you focus. It may sound silly, but as soon as your thoughts start to drift toward something stressful, saying the name of your bubble can get you back in the moment. Perhaps you can name your bubble after your horse companion. Think something along the lines of “Tucker Time.”

Determine What You Will Allow in Your Bubble

Some things are beneficial to allow in your bubble. Think of encouragement and positive feedback from your guide, friends and family who have accompanied you on your trail ride, and our friendly staff, who will be there to encourage you. Allowing these positive vibes to enter your bubble elevates your confidence and adds to the experience.

Determine What You Won’t Allow in Your Bubble

The list of things that you should keep out of your bubble while interacting with horses could go on forever. However, you know what will distract you and keep you from focusing on the moment. Tell yourself that at the ranch, there are certain stressful topics you will keep off your mind. Do your best to avoid negativity.

A great thing to do is leave your phone behind when interacting with horses. You may want to snap a couple of pictures before or after your ride or horse bonding session. However, without the constant ringing or vibration of your phone, you may be surprised to see how much easier it is to focus on the moment and clear your mind of distractions.

Two men wearing cowboy hats ride on horses through a vast desert landscape.The image captures a sense of adventure and freedom in the wild west.

Riding into the sunset and feeling refreshed after an up-building day.

Escape to Lost Trails Ranch: A Haven to Unwind and Bond With Horses

Are you longing for a break from the relentless pace of modern life? Look no further than Lost Trails Ranch, where tranquility and equine connection await you. Step into a realm where the only buzz you hear is the gentle rustle of leaves and the rhythmic beat of hooves. At Lost Trails Ranch, you’ll find solace in the company of majestic horses and rediscover the joy of simple pleasures. Contact us today to learn more.

Written by Taiye

Wednesday, Jul 19

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