Training horses is about respecting and understanding the mental state of the horse, then training them based on their personality and their ability. Not every horse is mentally or physically capable of doing a 30-foot slide or jumping a 5-foot fence. But most can be a good partner, as long as we have a realistic understanding of their mental state of mind and their physical abilities. If you have goals that don’t fit your horse’s mental and physical abilities, perhaps you need to divorce your horse and get one that is a better fit. Life is too short and this “hobby” is too expensive to force your horse into a partnership for which he is not suited.
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