Originally Posted by Kayty
Loosie, I have yet to find a horse that doesn't respect its owners boundaries, to trust its owner. The horse has always got the sense that it has to be the leader, and hence the element of trust is lost.
I didn't say it had to be forced.
I agree with that fully. What I meant is just because a horse is given & 'respects' boundaries doesn't mean they necessarily trust someone & respect them as worthy leader. That is part of the equation IMO, but not the full story.
Also comment about forcing wasn't directed at you Kayty, sorry it came out that way, just generally
...Oh & thanks for the giggle of the last comments, Neurotic & Kayty!