Horsemanship is Self Mastery

When you begin to understand that real horsemanship comes from self development, you stop looking at difficult situations with horses as problems. They become opportunities for growth- every spooky colt, poorly started older horse, every windy day, lame step, or undesirable behavior I’ve encountered in my life has paved the way for learning. Each one of these problems then becomes a stepping stone to self mastery – regulating your emotions, improving your timing, learning to observe, learning to set up situations in the future for success based on situations in the past that did not go as well as you’d hoped. You stop labeling these problem moments as “good” or “bad,” but just another opportunity to connect with your horse in a way that is meaningful to them, and to develop skills that make communicating with all horses easier and more peaceful.

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