UNDERSTANDING THE MIND OF YOUR HORSE
When you are young, you probably really don't think about
things like this. I didn't. I just rode em. The more that I have, the more
that I have got out of horses and the more that I have been able to fix
the major problems that I encounter. Unfortunately they cannot speak.
Well, they can, but rarely can a human understand what they are saying.
What a plaintiff thought that is?
There have been many worthwhile Quotes made by
'Horse Whisperers' over the Years. Here is one of them:
"A good rider can hear his
horse speak, a great rider can hear his horse whisper, but a bad
rider will not hear his horse even if it screams"
I would have added the following:
"An ordinary Trainer cannot hear a
Horse speak, a Good Trainer can, a Great Trainer can hear them
whisper and a Top Trainer can HEAR THEM
I a blessed to have had in excess
of 25,000 Trainers through my Career. None of them ever lied and they
always told the truth. They were all Horses.
I am so lucky to now be
able to read their minds and to know what they are thinking. I haven't
tried to do this, it has just happened. Maybe that's what 'Curley' was
talking about in City Slickers One. When ever he was asked how he did that
or how did he know that, he would say, when you get "The One Thing" They
would ask, "When will that be?" and he would answer, "You'll know when you
have it" You have no
idea how good it is to know what the "One thing" is. The Horse
therefore must be smarter than I for I didn't get "the one thing" until
after roughly 20,000 Horses where they have me worked out inside a
I also know that horses can read my mind. I can think a horse to stop in
the lunge ring. I can emit energy from my fingers and get a horse to move.
Above all though, I start my relationship with every horse with a firm
opinion that it is as smart or smarter than I. Sadly, so many people start
with the belief that the horse is a dumb animal so it is little wonder why
they can never progress.
Perhaps I can put it this way. If you treat your horse as if it is a deaf
and dumb person and imagine that you are on their back with whip and
spurs, would you look at life differently? Perhaps. If you did hit them
with a whip, blame them, spur them, scream at them or give your other half
a hard time that night, would you want to be real sure that the deaf and
dumb person knew what you were trying to tell them? Would you want to
deliver your discipline with 'Justice'?. I would.
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reality, it is the same with our horses. They may be crying out to us,
showing us all sorts of hand and mind signals but we just don't get it.
let me give you some Truths to remember through your Career:
Horses can read your mind 100%
of the time
There are no naughty horses,
only dumb Trainers
Horses only want to try until
they are not heard.
So called 'naughty horses' are
only communicating with you in an effort to make you listen.
Horses that Buck or Rear have
only graduated to screaming through not being heard prior
You can arrive at a place
where I am. To be able to read the mind of the Horse 100% of the
Horses know if you care. They
also know if you REALLY CARE.
Horses all want to please,
until they are mistreated or confused.
The end Game is this. Believe it
or Not. "Horses understand English" or any other language. They are
continually communicating to us. As an example, there are 27 such Horses
on our new DVD Set which runs for 7 Hours. Within it, 27 Horses
communicate their Veterinary afflictions to us, which enables the
correct diagnosis and treatment, where Vets had failed previously
'LISTEN TO YOUR
7 HOURS AND
FEATURING 27 HORSES CRYING OUT FOR
HELP. An in depth look at what not
to buy and why, what Horses are
pre-disposed to unsoundness and why.
you ever consider Buying a
Performance Horse, watch this
Production and it may save you
The ultimate example of what I say in this article, appears at the
end of the above DVD. In case you ever get to see it (have the tissues
ready) you need to know this:
- The Mare had never once in 9 Years, "stretched out like a Grey
- The Mare had never pawed in 9 Years
- The Mare had never failed to stand in 9 Years
- The Mare had never grunted in 9 Years
If you have the potential to be a 'Top Trainer', you
will see this Horse completely understanding the English Language and
every Word my Wife is saying
Can I give you
some real life examples?
I watched a rider riding a horse around a paddock at
the back of our home property. For weeks, he was obviously practicing NH
on the ground and his riding consisted of lot's of cantering and
galloping. One day he drove into my place, most concerned that his horse
had an injury to the wither which he didn't know how to treat, I went
around and on arrival, saw the wither of the poor old horse cut through
and in between the vertebrae of the wither with puss running down to the
horses hoof. I asked for a look at his saddle and to my shock there was
no padding beneath the front section and he had been riding with the
steel front plate directly on the wither of the horse. The bloke weighed
about 90kg. Wouldn't it have been wonderful if that owner could have
understood the plaintiff yet subtle calls for help being made to him.
The horse was put down.
We had a problem horse here a couple of years ago
and he located an old padlock that had been locked around one of the
stable division mesh rods. He worked out that he could grab the padlock
in his teeth and slide it up and down a meter of steel rod, thus getting
our attention and perhaps what ever it was that he wanted.
Another had 'A.D.D' I think the scientific
description is 'Advanced Deficit Disorder'. Anyhow, he was bucking
people off but was one hell of a character. Lovely temperament but an
intelligence of a genius. We taught him to retrieve my hate if we threw
it over the fence into his yard. Other tricks as well. Due to us giving
him more interesting things to do and to allow his creative desires to
come out, he stopped bucking.
One horse, a world class one,
couldn't get it through to his owner that he had a fragile mind and a
deep separation disorder. Consequently, half way up the Dressage Scale,
he blew up and became not ride able. If you got him out to plait, he
would manure about
30 times until there was no more. If you walked around the corner and
left him he would lose it and have major panic attacks. We took the
pressure off, disciplined him with justice, understood his ways,
rewarded him far and above other horses, changed disciplines and became
his 'Cuddle Pot' where he would hold my clothing in his lips in case I
went. He later became my roping horse and went on to compete well at the
Olympic Dressage level.
A bolter came to me. He would bolt three circuits of
the local race course. The jockeys' could not stop him. I had a look in
the back of his mouth with a torch. He had a tooth growing sideways with
a hold about 2 cm wide through the inner lining. I had the tooth removed
and the horse stopped bolting.
Same stables. Horse was skin and bone. They could
not put weight on the horse no matter what they fed it. Checked the
mouth again and found one tooth that was about 2cm too long which meant
that the horse was biting on only one tooth. Knocked the tooth off and
the horse regained all weight......and the list goes on and on......finally.....
guess what is the main
cause for horses going badly???.......dare to go and look in the mirror
now and again.
"Listen to your Horses"