I'm the quiet type, that only give my opinion when asked..
But I did learn, the one time I ever started my judgement towards someone who was very opinionated was my biggest lesson of all, because he came across arrogant and a know it all, I developed my own opinion towards him and after a few life lessons his opinion now means the most to me, because he was the only one to tell me the things I didn't want to hear and I still often apologize to him for being a bag to him when all he was doing was speaking from his experience and knowledge but because I had thought he was a "mean cowboy" I wouldn't listen to what he had to say, and all he was doing was trying to be helpful but because of my own judgement towards him everything he tried telling me made me think he was just being a jerk.
So I have learned..
When people tell/suggest me something, to always consider it and think about it, If it makes sense to me I'll try it and see how it goes and if it works for me great, if not oh well..
If it doesn't make sense to me at the beginning I wont try it.
I'm a firm believer there are more ways then one to work with a horse and if one method works for one horse it might not work for the other so the more I can learn the better.
I don't believe in abuse or force, if a trainer thinks you have to force the horse to do what you want I'll normally walk away as I want a partnership!
I know sometimes you might need to use a little force but I know one guy that everything is forced but its okay because he tells all his clients he's just being "assertive".
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