Ben Hart NAILS it in this video – he nails EXACTLY what the most common mistake is in horse training out there – the mistake that is so often at the root of all the other mistakes – the mistake I made 45 years ago when I bought my first horse and wish someone had saved me from back then. let’s see if we can help YOU to not waste years and years on the wrong track.
Ben says that if you believe that horses are dominant, aggressive, sometimes controlling, deliberately deceitful, manipulative, naughty or just taking the mickey out of you – then those beliefs will affect your principles and every way that you deal with horses. And I add, that with these beliefs, you’re going to miss out on everything beautiful that is possible with a horse.
Those who work with me already, have already made the mental shift that avoids this mistake, but hey, we aren’t always perfect – or I’m not anyway! 🙂 🙂 And it’s good to hear him articulate sooo…. clearly WHY we apply our skills and philosophy.
If you haven’t got them yet – The FREE LESSONS the 9 Keys to Happiness with Your Horse will take Ben’s philosophy a bit further. If you want to be able to be gentle with horses, you’re gonna’ love them. They’re at the top of the Training Page here.