I have a problem with heights (really).
I like to tell myself that this is a rational fear.
If I am on the edge of a large precipice and there is no wall,and I have no restraint,then I feel a hollow in my stomach all the way to my toes.
I start to sweat and can not concentrate,I feel that I must fall to the ground and hold on to something solid,BUT I had no problem flying airplanes for many years and it was quite enjoyable. (I found a way around the problem).
People have suggested that it is a control thing and I really don't know.
Just don't ask me to fix the gutters on your house.
When I ask a horse to do something for me,I always think that it is a very reasonable request that can be accomplished "If the horse wants to".
BUT is it?
What if the horse has what he feels is a very rational fear?
If a horse says NO there is always a reason.
What is the reason?
So my question is, What if the horse just can't process the request.
Is that disobedience?
Is "NO" disobedience?
That is the handler job to figure out.
Please tell me what you think about "NO" and horses.