Horsemanship is more than horse training. It also means caring for the welfare of the horse and forming a deep connection with it. Connection happens when the intention and action of human and horse are united. Horse and handler understand each other perfectly and are each doing their part in any situation. Sometimes, when the horse acts differently than expected, it is assumed to have behaviour issues. We have all heard of the horse that bucks, bolts, or rears for “no reason”. While there are unmanageable horses out there, they are few and far between. Most often the issue is that the human handler has not noticed and responded appropriately to something the horse has been trying to communicate to them. This usually happens because the human handler does not understand horsesas well as they could.
Having a meaningful relationship with horses can be very gratifying. They have the capacity to connect you to the real world. I offer basic horsemanship coaching, equine facilitated mindfulness. In Horse Talk I post about horses and about what they have taught me about being a good person.
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