I really enjoy going out to the field and sitting/standing there (or sitting on my horse's back) watching all the horses. When you really watch and listen, they seem to have a lot to teach, simply by being themselves.
I know it's bad to say [that I'm not usually otherwise], but when I'm out in the field, I feel like more of a...horse. Whenever a horse invades my space in the field, I just send them away-I don't take it personally or get angry or frustrated or have a bruised ego-because I see that it's not
personal-they aren't targeting me specifically just to p*** me off. I'm sorry to say, but I am guilty of getting angry and frustrated with my horse quite a bit, but in the field with her, I think I'm able to act more rationally and basically, like part of the herd.
All the horses in the herd see me as leader-well, at least they all yield to me and get out of my way when I tell them. Whether it's because they actually see me as the dominant one or are simply trained to respect humans, I don't know. But anyways, on to the point of this thread (
): I was wondering if my "leadership" in the field will transfer over to when I get my horse out away from them-will she still see me as a dominant herd member? I realize that I need to continue being a good partner and leader and always be calm and level-headed as well. Will my actions in the field make her respect me more overall?