184.108.40.206 | Message modified by user rosalita208 5/1/2012, 11:16 am
I understand that. However, there must be simple exercises that you can use to at least try and build a connection with a horse you do not know, or that has a hard time connecting. Where would you start that process? Do you just stand in the round pen doing nothing, watching the horse's expression, hoping it will connect with you?
We all want happy horses. We also all want horses that don't behave badly. I guess at certain points in the training I realize I'm not going to have a happy horse, because part of training is that the horse is doing things it would prefer not to be doing. Just like I do every day at my job.
Tom Dorrance also said if you have this knowledge, and someone asks, freely share it, for the good of the horse.
Sorry it is just frustrating when people say they have these special skills but then you get to the part of what to actually do or try and there's nothing there unless you give your credit card. It's just like an advertisement.
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