Build respect and response, rather than reaction, between yourself and your horse. Learn basic ground skills to develop a partnership between yourself and your horse. Whether you are in competition or just pleasure/trail riding, these skills will improve your safety and your relationship with your horse.
You will learn just how your emotions affect your horse’s performance whether competing or pleasure riding. Reaction = lose control; Response = stay in control.
By learning to remain calm in a stressful situation, you will help settle your horse.
If you have a dominant horse and are a passive personality you will learn how to establish safe and healthy boundaries. These skills transfer into your everyday life at school, work or with family.
If you are an assertive personality, but can become easily frustrated or angry, these techniques will improve your communication skills by teaching you emotional control.
Learning to be calm and assertive while working with your horse will help you to become calm and assertive in all your relationships, both human and animal.