My approach in horsemanship is it is a mutual understanding, with open honest dialogue. It’s a conversation between you and your horse. How would you like to be able to hear your horse and communicate with your horse?
Science is now discovering that horses are able to read our emotional state. A horse has no problem in reading and understanding your thoughts and feelings. Horses often reflect right back at us the development we need to make from within. You cannot be false or wearing a mask with a horse. You can’t fool your horse, they will know, they are astute. Try to hide your true feelings, they look for any sign of incongruence in you and it will rattle them. My work is often about helping people who are struggling. Horses reflect right back at us our emotions, and life issues. I help people find emotional balance, banishing anxiety, addressing confidence issues, tackling fear or stress, etc. Often their horse is the only one who can teach them these life lessons and personal development. I help people with their horse achieve a calm balanced energy, spiritually and mentally.
If we have a troubled horse we really need to listen carefully to understand to be able to help. Horses can and do experience emotional trauma, distress, pain and a very wide range of feelings that impact on horsemanship. They have emotional needs; seek spiritual harmony and mental safety. I have worked with plenty of troubled horses, helped their owners understand the issues and move forward in finding solutions.