“(A) form of pressure that you exude is when you think you are in a contest of wills and you must always win. On the contrary, I believe we must strive to never fight with a horse. Our predator instincts could unexpectedly trigger inappropriate action – that is, we might do the wrong thing, and it might harm our future abilities to be with and work with a particular horse. ” ~ Sharon Wilsie, Horse Speak The Equine-Human Translation Guide
Training with dominance leads us to feel that we need to dominate.
Our actions are guided by our thoughts. If we think of our horses as needing to submit we will treat them differently than if we think of them as students that we are responsible for instructing carefully and lovingly.
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