Tuesday, November 30, 2010
7 Keys to Success - 4) Techniques
4) Techniques - The techniques that Parelli Natural Horsemanship teaches ensure that all communication with your horse is clear and understandable.
You have to understand natural techniques. For example, most people saddle a horse and get on, kick to go, and pull to stop. Instead of these normal ways to make horses go and stop, use natural techniques that produce snappy departures and graceful transitions." quote Natural Horsemanship by Pat Parelli
Question: Are you more forceful, more nanby-panby, or just the right amount of both?
Challenge: Plan out what you want to accomplish with your horse next time you go and see him. CAUTION: Don't become so goal-orriented you forget to pay attention to your horse and don't put the relationship first!