When your horse won’t stand still, it can be so frustrating and so maddening. He circles, invades, pulls, even rears up. Sometimes it can even be a little unnerving. Humans are small in comparison to the size of a horse, and a restless, restive horse can feel dangerous.
There are two things that can help your horse not only stand still, but want to – and they are both the exact opposite of what most people do.
One of the great trust and confidence builders in the Parelli method of natural horsemanship is our Seven Games DVD. Starting with the first game – the Friendly Game – and progressing through the series is a natural way of building a partnership/relationship between human and horse. The Driving Game we refer to above is also one of the Seven Games.
One of the common mantras of Parelli natural horse training is “Take the time it takes.” So many people don’t take the time it takes to do things right, and end up spending so much more time dealing with the horse’s problem on an ongoing basis. If you invest the time it takes to understand why your horse refuses to stand still and then do what it takes to naturally discharge the underlying cause, you’ll have a horse who stands still with no problem.
A happy, calm, peaceful, satisfied and relaxed horse.
A happy, calm, peaceful, satisfied and relaxed human.
That’s what natural horsemanship will get you every time!
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