At first I had to pretend at being the boss. I was a little intimidated by my horse, and not at all confident. I pretended so long that after a while I wasn't pretending anymore. I AM the boss, period! My confidence has increased so much as a result!
Communicating effectively with my horse is an extremely satisfying feeling. And when training - the moment a new concept clicks... There are few prouder moments!
Ok, this one probably applies to everyone. ;) Riding at a canter or even a fast trot is absolutely thrilling. Very exciting with a little fear for seasoning. When we're going fast nothing matters but me and the horse!
There are many more of course, but these are three that I didn't expect and are unusual for me. How does your horse make you feel?
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