Riders kissing horses. Horses “hugging’ riders. When people ask about horse/human bonding, I may ask, “Tell me what you mean by bonding.” Researchers note the horse’s perspective probably doesn’t mirror the human experience. Though horses don’t share our emotional needs and goals here’s how we CAN help them feel safe and relaxed in our presence.
When I assume my horse “should know better” the truth is at that moment, I’ve really just run out of creativity, patience and my knowledge of equitation science.Training horses isn’t so much horse sense as horse science. It’s not whispering. It’s not mystical. By understanding how horses learn and see the world we can communicate with more logic and less emotion.
What makes an experienced rider? “Experience is not the best teacher- only evaluated experience is”. Wise words from professor and pastor, Dr. Howard Hendricks Horse club banquet season – the end of the year is a time for reflection. What went well? What would I like to change? Heading into the next year of life, … Read more