Below is The Learning Pyramid.  It displays how we learn.  You may have also heard it referred to as “the learning curve”.  You may even recognize a description of yourself therein.  It describes where you are in you riding.  Sometimes it even describes where you are in your life.  For instance if you are ” unaware” you would be referred to as ” unconsciously” incompetent.  Lol! My name is Lynne Burger and yes, I have been “unconsciously” incompetent both in my riding as well as life. I kind of roll in and out of it!  It is a fun “ride “. but I digress.  Let me get back to what this blog is about.
This “Learning Pyramid” can give you great confidence because you know you are “normal” in learning the skills of horsemanship or life!  I have been studying riding over 10 years now. But actually “riding” the past 6 years.  I didn’t even know what I didn’t know. Aka “Unconsciously unconscious.  Tell me if you relate!!!  I would love to hear from you and your journey on your gaited horse.
My Missouri Fox Trotter mare’s name is J.J.’s Sweet Dream (Diva)  and thank goodness she is conscious! You can see what we have been doing by checking her out on that wonderful Foxtrot Urbane Directory at
Study the pyramid. Let me know where you are in your riding right now.  I have to go eat Turkey now.  Will be back next month with more insight into consciousness!!! Lol!
-Lynne Burger-