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We are all horse trainers.  We influence our horse's bodies and minds every time we handle them or ride.  The question is, "Is our influence beneficial or harmful?"   


We are two different species trying to come together - a lot can go wrong!  Many of the problems we experience with our horses (on the ground and under saddle) are conflicts in communication or understanding.  They can be solved or avoided altogether by simply increasing our knowledge of the animal we work with.


Too often horse training is a one-sided process.  A horse is told, pleaded with, or forced into doing what we want with little regard for the feedback he is offering or the impact it has on him.  This is a limiting approach that hinders the creation of a genuine horse-human relationship. 


We need to pay attention to what our horse is saying (horses speak volumns when we know how to listen) and learn what his needs are.  How else can we expect him to perform at his best, behave like an angel, and be the willing partner we desire?


Horses are my job, but more importantly they are my passion.  I am a student of the horse who wants to share what I know about behavior, biodynamics, equipment, and management so that  horses and people can come together and have a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding relationship. 

 

Thank you for visiting.

Dale Rudin