Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia
If I'm riding Isabella, and she is the gentlest horse I know, then I let go because I know she isn't going anywhere. With Storm I let go, because I know that if I didn't he would take that as an opportunity to walk over the top of me. With my Arab, Bacardi, I held on because he was not the most intelligent horse and he probs would have walked onto a road or something =S
Kind, Confident, Consistent Leadership = Trust, Obedience and Respect
There is no such thing as natural horsemanship, because nothing we do with horses is natural. There is only good and bad horsemanship.