It can be easy to put human needs, human emotions and convenience before the needs of a horse, especially when it comes to stabling. We hear it so often when a horse owner says "I love my horse" but if that is really true, why are horses treated like prisoners for most of their lives?… Continue reading Prisoner Cell Block H-orse
A lighthearted look at the parallels of empathetic horsemanship and the animated film, How to Train Your Dragon. Equine-Empathy.com
Using how horses learn in the wild to your advantage in training.
Anthropomorphism, or attributing human qualities to our horses, can get us into trouble. Problems occur when we try to fit the square peg of horse thinking into the round hole of people thinking. “Make the wrong thing difficult and the right thing easy.” Ray Hunt | Horse Trainer
Why horses are 1200 pounds of lie detectors. A horse responds honestly to what you are doing in the present, rather than what you did in the past or what you might do in the future.
The healing power of horses - how horses can help our war heroes and suffered of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Horses are prey animals, and, like those who have been to war, rely on their heightened senses for survival. They react to and mirror the emotions of clients directly, without words. Horses respond negatively to negative emotions. They respond positively to positive emotions, and they have no ulterior motives. Equine-Empathy.com