Had a good day with both the big Yellow horse and the big Gray horse. Oh and I almost for got about the big Black horse. When I say big, I mean really big.
The yellow horse and the gray horse suffer from not having any ground manners or skills. Because of their size they have, pretty much, been able to get their way. What do I mean by that?
What happens with horses that have no respect for 2 legged creatures is, they will walk past the handler when being led. Walk over the handler, or, when standing with a human and they turn their heads, they will whack or bump the human with their heads. Or, whenever they turn around the will bump into or, step on the handler. These are all ways that a horse shows no respect for the human. What usually happens is the human does nothing about it. They move out of the way so they don’t get stepped on. When that happens the horse has moved up in the herd of two, you and him. This is how horses dominate one another.
But you say I don’t want to dominate my horse, that’s mean. And that’s sure up to you, but I promise you if you do not control, or dominate your horse, your horse is going to dominate, or control you. That’s what horses do to horses. And, if you think that your horse is going to start thinking like a human and come around to your way of thinking, you may be better off to take up model trains.
This is all about doing what’s best for your horse. Not what’s best for you. Having said that, doing what's best for the horse works out to being the best thing for us a humans. If we are the leader of our herd of two, we are less likely to get hurt on the ground. If we are the leader we are more apt to have control over our horse when we ride him.
Intuition, control, trust. These are the three principles that I teach in horsemanship. These principles are ancient, from the 14th century. They are proven principles that will help you with your horses if you will just take the time, the magic pill, to learn and understand them. It’s not hard, just takes time. But if you take the time, your program, whatever that is or looks like, will improve so much. How can I learn those principles you ask?
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