Another Point of View
Copyright © 2012 Robin Brueckmann
Last weekend, I took my two competition horses, Sasha and Whoopee, to a police horse training clinic. It was labeled as a de-spooking clinic, but the presenter, Bill Richey, said that it was actually more to help riders learn to deal with their horses’ reactions, and to help the horses learn to trust their riders even more.
This idea falls right into my philosophy of horse training. I never protect my horses from scary things (see earlier article on Trick Training for Your Horse), but rather I expose them to......