Let the Horse Understand You

Author: Bob Burdekin      Date: 2011-09-06

Keywords: horse understand, horse senses, horse structure, horse society

It is a known fact that horses do have a certain amount of intelligence and are able to make decisions that concern them. It is this ability that allows the horse to be able to sense what you are trying to get across to them, it is this same intelligence that allows them to make the decision whether to follow what you are asking them to do. The horse is a "flight or fight" animal and that means that they would rather run away than stand and fight, they will stand their ground and fight, but only if there is no other option. And, if you are asking them to do something that they are unsure of, or do not have the trust in you, then most likely they are not going to stay around. The reaction that you will receive comes from what and how you relate to the horse, be it on their back or on the ground. Some people have called it "feel"; I refer to it as "communication". The communication skills that I do refer to can be accomplished by direct contact with the horse or through the use of your body as a communication tool in an indirect or no contact method. MORE>>

How to Exchange A Proper Hello With Any Horse

Author: Isis Jade      Date: 2011-09-06

Keywords: personal space, breath exchange, horses greet, horse feels, share breath

I can't tell you how many times I've seen horse trainers tell their students they've got to act more like a herd leader, but forget even the most basic of requirements for a horse to want to work with you.

Think about it for a moment. Whenever you visit another country, for example, don't you think it's at least polite that you learn some basic things in their language so you don't seem rude? Things like hello, goodbye, please and thank you? MORE>>


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