Helping the Herd-bound Horse.

Helping the Herd-bound Horse. So there I was surfing Facebook when I see a post with a video of a herd-bound horse who wont be ridden away from her herd. I was stunned at how many posts there were giving advice. I was further stunned when I read post after post after post after post, advising this horse-owner to “Beat that horse” “Show her who’s boss” “If she gets away with it now, it will be worse next time”  “Get some spurs and a dressage whip” “Hire a professional who will be more aggressive with her” I don’t know, I though there were more people who understood horses!  Here is how I would help the herd-bound horse. Horses, being herd animals (it’s DNA) have a basic need of being together for safety. You know, safety in numbers. If your horse does not want to leave with you, then your horse does not feel safe with you.  Period. You need to become someone who your horse feels safe with. First of all, stop thinking you know what’s going on with your horse and cleanly observe, just the facts.  Like she looked left, she looked right she swished her tail, one ear is facing me and the other is facing backward. Get use to observing putting emotion and interpretation aside for a bit.  You can download my free e-book, it’s a 16 page...

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