Working with horses is not Rocket Science, nope; it’s way more than that. When working with horses we are working with a live, breathing, heart beating, and thinking, fast, quick, huge animal, an animal that can hurt us in a nana second, accidentally or on purpose. We won’t even see it coming…
When we are working with horses we have to be vigilant, observant and perceptive to the entire goings on around us. We have to hear the sounds, see the movements that the horse is perceptive to. It’s not just one thing. We have to be readily alert. But also remain relaxed and calm. That’s hard to do for a lot of us. It is something some are born with and others have to and can learn and develop.
Being around horses requires us to think like the horse but first we need to know how the horse thinks. When we are with horses we have to be a horse. It is kind of hard to explain what I am talking about; it’s one of those things you have to develop through learning concepts and applying those concepts. It is best to get with someone who can teach us these concepts so we can begin to apply them to our horse.
Being with horses it is important to develope the relationship first. It’s helping the horse to want to be with us. In doing so correctly, we are beginning to cause the horse to look at us as its safe spot. No matter where we are with the horse, it looks at us as to think; as long as I’m with my handler I am safe. Same as its stall is its safe spot, the herd is its safe spot, and the barn is its safe spot. We begin to develop the partnership.
No, it’s not Rocket Science; it is way more than that. Why, because we are working with something/animal that is already developed over thousands of years. The horse is something we are continually trying to figure out that is already a being, not something we are building from the beginning.
The workings of a horse are a continuation of learning and patience and also understanding. It takes time and it takes a lot of hands on to keep learning about these wonderful and majestic animals.
As I stated earlier, we need to get with someone that can help get us started on the right track to having success with our horse. Everybody learns from someone.. The information is already there. I don’t like hearing about people looking like they are riding a rocket.
Nope, Not Rocket Science….it’s more..