We need to continue asking ourselves whether we can clearly evaluate the relationship with our horse, especially with regard to our safety and the horse’s safety. It is important to admit to our self what will happen or what could happen if the normal path, the everyday routine, is left behind and something unusual happens. Do we still have our horse completely under control, whether we’re working from the ground or we’re in the saddle? Our level of genuine control over the horse is revealed in these very exceptional situations. Handling and being with a horse means being constantly exposed to a risk that is almost always underestimated.
When training our horse, always choose steps that are small enough to always be 100 % effective and successful.
When it comes to horses, they know only black or white, and they only recognize 100%. We are either together or apart; anything in between don’t exist for a horse. Horses don’t know wrong or right, they only know easy. Meaning, they will do what is easiest for them.