I get so many messages from riders experiencing problems where my response is “Ok, step back, take a good look at what is happening, try to get to the heart of the matter”.
Often it is not what the rider thinks is happening, the signs were there but they did not see them. For this reason, I am absolutely delighted to be able to bring you an extremely popular blog by the the hugely popular Equestrian Blogger Kathy Farrokhzad giving you 7 ways you can listen to your horse.
7 Ways to Listen To Your Horse
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Listening to your horse is such an important part of riding and horse ownership. In fact, the rider who is ignorant of the messages her horse sends is missing out on sometimes vital information. Knowing how to understand and correctly interpret the signs and behaviors of your horse allows you to know when something is off. The information can inform everything from general health care, to training and conditioning programs, to your horse’s mental well-being.
How can you learn to listen effectively, in a way that positively affects your horse? Here are a some ideas.