How many times to wait for your child to try to walk or try to help them to walk before you give up?

Well the answer is never.

That is an answer we should remember. 

Unfortunately the common profile of the average riding instructor is someone who says I know how.  Many instructors have never taken a class, a course, never been judged on their skill level as teachers, guides, as leaders, as healers. 

As everyone knows one of the hardest things to do is to try to help someone to change what they believe. At times it seems almost impossible.

Yet centuries ago there was a philosopher called Blaise Pascal who lived in the 17th century.

He had a knack for psychology and put out a suggestion on how we can be so much more persuasive.