A few important things I wanted to share…

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A few important things that I have learnt so far in my career as a professional in the horse industry:

  • Be honest with your abilities and never stop learning and trying to better yourself.
  • Your way isn’t the only way, the right way, or the wrong way. You can learn something from everyone. Either good or bad. We won’t all be great horse people, but be accepting and give everyone a chance.
  • You can’t please everyone, and no matter what you do there are going to be people that don’t like you or your training program. What matters is the ones that do believe in you!
  • You weren’t born knowing and either was the horse. Always remember to be patient and take the time it takes!  Progress comes before perfection.
  • When we are in control of our responses and emotions, the horse will be free of stress and fear. The horse is our mirror.
  • Remind yourself everyday why you wanted to be a horse trainer, and work with horses for the love of it.
  • What appears to be bad behaviour in response to your expectations is merely the result of poor communication. The horse doesn’t have bad intentions. We cannot blame the horse for acting like a horse. You must begin by accepting, understanding, and respecting the horse so he will do the same for you.
  • Don’t avoid the things that are hard for you and your horse. The only way to get better is to make your hard things easy.
  • After a few productive sessions, it’s amazing what a few days off can do to your horses mind. It is just as important to let your horse body and mind rest as it is to ride it. They can refocus and start back in few days with a whole new attitude.