Handed down through the Ages, has been the
principal and belief, that to gain the respect from
the Horse, you needed to beat it into submission,
break it in by throwing it on the Ground, put on a
'Bigger Bit' or bigger Spurs. It is incredible how such a
falsehood could perpetuate so long.
However, we now know that all along, the Horse was
the most forgiving and co-operative Animal in God's
Kingdom and that all we had to do was to ask nicely.
So what are the ways to gain respect from your
- Consistancy in Training
- Empathy in Training
- Being a knowledgeable Owner and not
confusing the Horse, having timing, feel and
- Being an assertive Leader but always within
the Scales of Training.
All of these things have been spoken of many
times before, but let me introduce a new one and one
that I have discovered since finding the 'Holy
RESPECT FROM MEANING
About 5 Years ago, after having approx 25,000
Horses through my Hands, I finally gained 'The One
Thing'....which proves how dumb I had been
every Horse I ever handled....all of them,
immediately moved past just respecting me and begun
showing true affection. Here are some since:
So why is it so?
Like 'Curley in City Slickers', I can't show you
how to get it but I can give you more information
than he did....
It is about a 'trueness of the Heart' in how you
Train. A genuine respect for the Horse. A true
belief that no matter what they may do wrong in your
Eyes, that it is not their fault but ours, but it
even goes deeper than that. Watch this Video
closely, turn the Volume up and don't take your eye
off the Horse. There are no tricks in play here.....
First up, this
Horse knows I 'truly care', that I care more then
most, that I have the 'best interests' of the Horse
at Heart, that I am inside the Mind of the Horse and
they mine and above all, that I 'listen'
to them. They know that is why I save so many of
them from Humans.
So if you want 'respect from
Horses' dare to rise above the norm, to open your
Mind and your Heart, way above the Facebook Likes
and Hearts but 'truly'.