Better Horsemanship, are you a Boss or a Leader?
The road to Better Horsemanship starts with the choice of being a Boss or a Leader to our horses or humans. This has many more consequences for our horse’s behaviour than what people might think. Let me explain in more detail.
A horse trainer who acts like a Boss will not shy away from force when he thinks it is necessary to get a result.
“Show your horse who’s boss”, “Make your horse do it”, “Repeat this exercise a thousand times before your horse knows it” are some of the instructions these horse trainers will tell their students.
A Leader on the other hand, will guide the horse in a passive persistent way. When you can make your idea your horse’s idea with the right amount of pressure and release, you are on the right track.
When you recognize the differences in approach (Boss & Leader) in a ‘horse trainer’ it means that you are ready for a better Horsemanship journey.