Since 1997 hade I been working with horses in many different countries. I never trained the horse, I trained the humans (owners and groomers) how to get more out from your horse. (And yourself)
Psychology, health, training, competitions, but mostly, communication between each other.
When the horse becomes a machine, and the horse only “stands” there, the danger have occurred.
His spirit is “locked down”! You will never become a better rider (owner) when you stop listening to your beloved team mate.
One groomer put her horse carrots on the ground outside his open box.
He saw them and it was a delightful temptation for him.
Other Horses with their groomers walked by. The horse with his carrots without reach, put his ears back and threaten the passing horses.
He looked like a crazy horse! Evil!
I could see why, but the others didn’t understand him.
The groomer got irritated and slapped him, not ones, but three times, hard in his face.
This is what I teach. The small signs the Animals shows us, the small communication that gives us the big picture. To become a better teammate.
Animals don’t judge. They are actually our teachers and I, am only the translator! It is difficult not to judge, that is why I admire Animals.
We humans, will always be students our whole life!