Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
When I'm nervous, my horse knows it. When I'm too tired to ride anymore, my horse knows it. It's possible you're sending the signal that you're too scared or worried to ride, and the horses are picking up on that. Because they are prey animals, they need someone confident and ready to ride on their backs, ready to deal with whatever turns up (like a horse-eating dragon or whatever they imagine might be out there waiting to attack them); otherwise, they'll say, "No thanks. Doesn't look like a good time to ride right now. Maybe later when someone who wants to be on my back --and who can have my back-- is there."
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare