Of late, I have been wondering why all the horses I am riding recently have begun bullying me. Eversince I had a very bad fall and had a very stubborn horse,. My confidence has been at a low. And it seemed that every horse I rode since, had talked among themselves and knew I could be bullied. (But of course, this can't be true :p)
Hmm.. I think maybe it's cos horses have an intuitive ability to pick up my energy and react to it. They knew I had very little confidence and was not going to be firm and assertive. (Having grown up with cats, I pretty much have gotten used to not bossing a different species around! But that doesn't work with horses!) I was all worried about falling and was already thinking about not being able to control the horse even before I got onto him. I guess this sets off a chain of bullying in every horse I rode during this period.
Anyway, just wish to share this with some of you.
The horse that nudged me into leadership « The Snitch
I shall try to have a more positive and assertive mindframe. Am not going to let an animal who could bring danger to me and him, run my life!