Communication is a Huge Responsibility

 “The more time you spend communicating with your horse, and I mean actually communicating, the more likely it is that your horse will trust that you do in fact know what you’re saying and want the action you’re saying you want.”        Today’s post is about matrimony. Well, a marriage between you and …

Excuse is the Wife of Failure

8. Excuse is the Wife of Failure        I will warn you this week’s post is going to be applicably different than our previous precepts. It is not designed to help decode horse behavior or to resolve miscommunications between you and your horse. In fact, this post really isn’t about horses at all. It is about …

A Relationship is a Huge Responsibility

  7. A Relationship is a Huge Responsibility          Relationship, like leadership, is far too in-depth a topic to cover in a single post. What a relationship is, and how to build and maintain a relationship are all topics we will include in a future series. All you need to know at this …

If It Feels Right, It’s Probably Wrong

6. If It Feels Right, It’s Probably Wrong.        I’m going to warn everyone ahead of time: you probably aren’t going to like this topic. It is the crown jewel of our “you are going to have to change you” posts, and the message that to be a true horseman, you must change …

Leadership is an Evolved State

Please read this article in conjunction with the fifth precept, they compliment and add clarity to each other. Enjoy! http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikaandersen/2012/11/21/are-leaders-born-or-made/#5d85b4142ba2 5. Leadership is an Evolved State        Leadership is a topic near and dear to our hearts, and is something that we enjoy teaching more than almost anything else. It is so exciting to see students …

You Can Never See You The Way Someone Else Sees You

 4. You Can Never See You The Way Someone Else Sees You       The concept of being aware of your body, for most people, sounds easy enough, especially when compared with some of the more daunting un-human-like concepts before it. In fact, this one seems much easier considering it only concerns you being …

What You See Is Not Always What You Have

3. What You See Is Not Always What You Have        One of the primary obstacles we have to overcome when learning to communicate with horses, is the fact that we as humans become far too focused on what the horse is physically doing or not doing. If you consider these precepts as concepts a …

Don’t Say Don’t

2. Don’t say don’t        In our last post we talked about the phenomenon that your body reveals what your mind thinks. This week we are continuing in the same vein with the precept of don’t say don’t. The word “don’t” is a human creation meaning “do the opposite of the action I am about …

Your Body Reveals What Your Mind Thinks

   This post is the first of ten posts we call the Precepts for Horsemanship.    1. Your Body Reveals What Your Mind Thinks        Several years ago we were watching a magic show on T.V. For one of the tricks, the magician picked a volunteer from the audience and had them hold a …

Analyzing the Details of Communication: Part Two

 Imagine the following situation for me: say you visited a foreign country without any knowledge of its language or customs. While sightseeing, you get turned around and end up in a residential area. You knock on a door to try to get someone to point you in the right direction. A man answers the door …

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