Forfatter: Nina Andersson Nettsted: Horsesense
Her er noen konsepter om hester og annet snacks, mange av dem angående natural horsemanship - se om det er noe her du er enig eller uenig i, og diskuter det gjerne med en venn.
* A good trainer can hear a horse speak to him. A great trainer can hear a horse whisper. Some horses are screaming and nobody is listening.
* So many people watch, but they can't see.
* Make it comfortable for the horse when he is doing what you want him to and uncomfortable for him when he is doing what you don't want.
* Catch them doing something right
* Always work to cause your horse to follow the path of least resistance, then place a window (or a gate!) for him to pass through so that the path of least resistance becomes the direction you want to go.
* You need to go with the horse so that you can get him to come with you
* It isn't the great trainer who can cause a horse to perform. It is the great trainer who can cause a horse to want to perform
* If you want your horse to believe you ar just, never, ever say you must!
* Everyone must be responsible for their own actions and the consequences thereof.
* Everyone must have the right to fail
* There is no such thing as teaching, only learning.
* It is the teacher's duty to create an environment in which the student can learn
* If the horse is about to learn, stay out of his way!
* You must try to get there early - before it happens.
* If the training process is one to10, then the most important stage is zero to 1.
* Horses are "into pressure" animals
* A bad workman blames his tools - but have you noticed how the best workmen always have the best tools?
* It's intelligent to have a plan but foolish to fall in love with it.
* If you go to do a job with a horse with the idea you only have five minutes, it will probably take you all day. If you go in with the idea that you have all day - it'll probably only take you five minutes. Infinite patience brings instant results.