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3 Ways to a Stronger Bond with your Horse

Three do, and performant’s of Making a Fantastic relationship with your horse

After several successful rehabilitation encounters with horses which had ‘people issues’, and seven decades of working with ‘airs over the reasons’ celebrity turned into behaviorist Anita Kush, I recognize that a big selection of issues from the individual — horse interaction could be tracked back to some little pair of unhelpful behaviors within their human anatomy.

Let us get 1 thing clear: It’s NEVER the horse’s mistake. When we could agree on that, you might read on and can find something useful here.

Bonding together with all our horse — what a great and noble goal. Not only do we would like to get on, get along and know each other, but we need to forge a connection which will be powerful enough to take us throughout the inevitable moment of catastrophe — large or little. We wish to get ‘something at the bank’ — about the confidence level.

Even though this is a subject for a novel in itself, here 3 common mistakes and things to do instead. I hope that you find this useful.

Mistake: Feeding snacks as reward.

Can this rather: Permit ‘merit be its own reward’. The workout went well? The horse stood peacefully to your farrier or while lifting? Praise in a gentle voice, be a more relaxing and reassuring presence on the own horse. Subsequently feed snacks and horse cookies from the context of benefit, for no reason in any way, simply to interact.

Mistake: Allowing your horse fend for themselves

Can this rather: A horse that is dominant would be crowding your horse once you bring her out of the pasture? Your horse more assertive buddy catches because of his feed jar? An individual boarder is loudly and encroaches in your area facing your horse? These and other sorts of scenarios ask that you take control. Give the horse the impression that you’re “in control of whatever” and will produce a safe environment where your horse’s demands (for example for distance) are fulfilled.

Mistake: Expect obedience at all price (i.e. follow the headline “do not allow him get away with it”)

Can this rather: Appear at each interaction with your horse for a dialogue. E.g. you would like to turn left, your horse turns directly. Diffuse, divert, rechannel — not argue with your own horse. In this scenario: Great concept, but let us do this my manner (turning right, circling about, arriving at it again, repeat until desired result is achieved — without any confrontation!). Obedience in horses is now a custom voluntarily built on hope, never prevailed.


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