Originally Posted by lkvnyc
Once I approached him with confidence, he was the same ol' Achilles
Everyone has given great advice so far. But I think you had an "ah-ha" moment last night when you APPROACHED HIM WITH CONFIDENCE. I was reading through the responses and that was my immediate thought for what needed to be done.
So many times people know the right way to handle a horse, but they don't do it with confidence
. That is a lot harder for people to do. How can a horse put his trust in you if you don't trust what you are asking??? You have to be a confident leader in order for the horse to be a confident follower.
Another website that talks a lot about gaining your horse's trust and being confident is www.marvwalker.com
Is that him in your avatar?? He's a cutie!