I've read and posted my opinions on many threads on this forum. So many problems that people are having with their horses all boil down to a relationship with the horse, past experiences of the horse, and the competence of the human interacting with the horse. I personally think that Temple Grandin is one the greatest thinkers in our society today and in particular her insight into animal behavior. She's made many contributions in the animal industry and continues to enlighten us all. Although I have not read her books, after reading this blog I'm excited to read them. So I thought that I would post the link with my preamble and hope that you take a few minutes to read what Temple has to say about horses and how they think in pictures and have emotional memories that never leave whether they be good or bad. It makes me feel even more committed to providing good emotional memories for all my equine friends.
Have a great day everyone!
On Horses and Autism – America’s Horse Daily