This is another in the "Sit-Down" series. This episode is an exploration of another quote from Robin Shen, from Gaudalupe, CA. robinshen.com/home.
We start out as children being told that we need to control the horse and "tell" him what we want. We end up forcing our horse to do things for us, and when we start down that path, we tend to need to force our horse to do that same thing every time we ask. It does not take any more effort to set up our request in a way that our horse willingly accepts our guidance and does whatever he can to help us. Less effort on our part, less stress for the horse and better all around for our relationship. It should be the standard for training young riders, but sadly, it isn't.
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