The Secret To A Better Relationship With Your Horse

The Secret

The sin­gle best way to improve your rela­tion­ship with your horse is to have the desire.  Once you have the inten­tion, you will have the moti­va­tion to seek out new ways of inter­act­ing with your horse.  That path will lead you to explore and explo­ration means learn­ing.  Below is the top ten ways and a great place to start.

How to Develop A Better Rela­tion­ship With Your Horse

  1. Share space and time with your horse with­out an agen­da. This may mean just grab­bing a chair and sit­ting in the field with them or just hang­ing out with them doing what they do. Give your horse time to explore you with­out you hav­ing demands.
  2. Use rewards in your train­ing to sig­nal that yes you real­ly liked what they just did.
  3. Say thank you.
  4. If your horse isn’t will­ing, change your approach.
  5. Vow to nev­er use phys­i­cal vio­lence.
  6. Always be patient.  They are with us.
  7. Always look at the sit­u­a­tion from your horse’s point of view.
  8. Nev­er train when your horse is scared or uncom­fort­able.
  9. Learn your horse’s per­son­al­ity and work with it, not against it.
  10. Keep it fun!