Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Taylorsville, KY
Everyone has there own little tips and things to build a better bond, so what do you do? I like to have respect and trust between me and my horses, I respect them and they respect me and I gain that through ground work. Now, I really don't use lunging at all or the join up for the matter because I feel like it isn't needed. I just do a lot of ground work like pivoting, backing up, turning, going over obstacles, and all those other things. Also, a lot of liberty work as well. I do a lot of grooming with my horses to spend that quality time or just chill with them in the pasture. I'll take one of them for a walk at a time around the property to just chill with them and such. They don't rub on me or try to push me around, but they nicker when they see me and always have their eyes on me when I'm around, with my mare, Lady, its such a great bond and people say so, but she's also a very one person horse. But my filly, Tansy, I feel like there can be more. This filly had never had any interaction with humans. I was the first to touch her, halter break her, and adjust her to human life. Also goes along the lines of backing her, starting her, and other such things. I just feel like she respects and knows me, and that's really it. What other things can I do?