So you are probably asking yourself, how is this different than any other training? How is this going to change my horse?
The difference, my horses are motivated to make the right choices.
Horse trainers, dog trainers and even zoo trainers are using this training method to get results. Their animals are better at competing, staying focused, enjoying their work and learning super fast. Why? All because they are motivated. How are they motivated? By rewards.
I want you to start noticing what you do every day. Think about what you HAVE to do… laundry, work, cleaning the house, errands. Now think about what you want to do, what you really enjoy… riding, sunshine, dinner with friends, a good cup of coffee. Which ones do you find yourself gravitating towards? Which ones make you more fulfilled?
Our horses are no different. Plus they can learn that their life is rewarding when they make good decisions. Decisions that you want.
So picture this, it’s a nice warm Saturday. The sky is beautifully blue with big white fluffy clouds. You have the windows down as you drive to the barn. As you pull in your horse notices your car and comes to the gate, allows himself to be caught, quietly walks in the barn and stands perfectly in the cross ties. You tack up, mount up and head off to the arena. You feel good, the horse feels good. You work on some new techniques you learned in the last clinic and your horse follows right along, a willing partner in the dance. He’s happy to work. He’s confident. And you? You are kind, compassionate and trustworthy.
More like two beings enjoying their time together as a partnership where training is built on trust, compassion and rewards. Those tools. The concepts. That training. The rewards that will get you closer to Utopia? That is Reflections From The Saddle.