When we discipline our horse, and the horse does what we want, we assume that the discipline is what helped. In fact, it is at most a coincidence. Horses do not understand discipline the way we do. In a horse herd, discipline is never used to teach, which is why we waste our effort and harm our relationship with our horse when we try. Instead, we should discipline ourselves and offer our example as the option that our horse should choose.
I mentioned Robin Shen in this episode. Here are links to find out more about his methods and philosophies.