We use our brains and reason and to make decisions.
If it all works out we are just so smart, and if it does not work out we look for who is to blame.
People just love to blame their horse for the craziest things and I get a real enjoyment out of listening to the stories.
I very much feel that when a horse fails to accomplish something that I dreamed up in my mind and tried to explain it to this simple,perfect creature,that I FAILED TO PRESENT THE REQUEST CORRECTLY.
Now the neat thing is that I get another chance or two or three if I go about the presentation in a relaxed manner.
The horse really does not blame me for getting it wrong the first time and is willing to give it another try....If I present the request a little better.
Now if I keep explaining things wrong,then this horse is going to start thinking that "I" don't know what I am talking about and kind of loose faith in the way I am going about things.
So I guess I don't mind the idea of blame,I just feel that horses are not as quick to assign it to us as we are to them.
A horse just wants to get along and if the presentation is to his liking,then he can understand the idea and cooperation can build from where they are and from where we are.
Anyway,this is my idea of blame and I would love to hear your idea.
How do you manage the blame train while working with your horse?