How do I get my horse to trust me?
To gain reciprocal trust and for my horse to have peace of mind I must be “aware” or “conscious” at all times
“Being conscious” means that when we are out riding (or even working on the ground) horse and rider must both be on the same “wave length” and both be equally alert when danger presents. This is the same state of awareness or instinct we see in nature when birds and animals all take off together at the same time when danger presents.A state of “consciousness” plays out on the physical level as sharp REFLEXES……..the more conscious and aware we are the more heightened our reflexes become…………..and we are then “on the same page” an equally alert state where our horse trusts us completely.
How do we fine tune our reflexes and achieve this state of awareness?
To be “aware” and ride with one mind we must use our left and right brain simultaneously and become “whole brained”
Science now tells us that men and women’s brains function differently (a finding that factors significantly in the Holistequine W.B.I. training programs). It tells us that the “male” brain has a greater capacity to focus while the female brain is more peripheral and is better at multitasking……….both complement each other, are equally important and both are essential to the whole.
However unless women can unite these two (brain) functions and learn to focus more strongly OUR HORSE will see the female brain as fragmented, distracted and therefore ineffective…we need the combined function (or energy) of both sides of the brain to be empowered and therefore to have the respect of our horse.
With a simple understanding of how our brain works and some simple exercises we can begin to correct any confusion and distrust between horse and rider and most importantly when we have whole brain intelligence we can feel safe knowing that our reflexes will match our horses at all times.A horse will not give us respect unless it is earned, until he/she sees that we have the balance between our logic and our intuition, the head and the heart………until there is unity within our own minds there can be no unity with the minds of others
Holistequine offers workshops and sessions in Equine Assisted life Coaching and Practitioner training in Holistis Horsemanship and on line Equine Assisted Life Coaching (Equine Assisted Therapy)