Geez, when I read the title, I thought this thread was about my horse . She's a first class people-trainer. Is there some way she could make money off this, because I could really use more money.
I learned about horse training from watching hundreds of horses interact. They won't hesitate to threaten death to their best friend to get their way. WHY do people think it's 'natural' to play kissy kissy to get along with horses?
Oh, my mare is 28 and spoiled. But even before I retired her, I knew it was always a good idea to have another knowledgeable horse person watching us occasionally. After a couple of decades, these horsies tend to get our 'number'. Even the good ones that are well trained.
We co-train. He knows when I put the big green tub in the car it's time to come in from grazing by the pond to go back into his pasture. I know that when he stops by the gate and points with his muzzle it needs scritching. It's a dialogue, facilitated by a peeps exchange.