This was today's:
Jane talks a lot about high quality questions. To understand what that means, you have to be able to know the difference between a low quality question and a high quality question.
A low quality question can only give you a low quality answer and tends to create more of what you DON'T want. A low quality question usually starts with "Why?" or "How come?"
Such as, if you say, "Why did I pull on the left rein in that transition..." your mind will search for an answer and probably tell you, "...because you're uncoordinated and not a very good rider."
So, instead of saying, "Why did I forget the ten meter circle at E?" you could say, "What's the best way for me to remember to do a ten meter circle at E?" Another example might be, "How come my horse is so resistant to stretching into the bit?" rephrased into, "What's the best way for me to learn how to teach my horse to stretch into the contact?"
One way looks for problems, which programs you for more problems and destroys your self-confidence. The other way looks for solutions, which programs your mind for solutions. It may seem like a small difference, but it really isn't small at all. It's HUGE!
Your horse is very excited to know you're going to be at the barn soon!