Crissi McDonald explores whether taking care of your horse’s brain and nervous system is better to create the behaviours you desire.
There’s a question every horse asks before any other questions, says Dr Stephen Peters. “Am I safe?” If we can answer that question consistently and with assurance, our horse can learn and thrive in a safe environment.
Crissi McDonald helps us with ideas to consider when switching from a ‘more is more’ mindset to ‘less is more’.
I often tell the story of the moment when I knew I wanted to commit to becoming a Masterson Method® Certified Practitioner. When I heard Jim Masterson say, in the context of working with a horse to help them release tension, “If you’re not sure what to do, do less”, I knew I’d found the right equine bodywork modality for me to pursue.
We have packed this issue with coaching articles from a variety of trainers and coaches to help with your horsemanship practice. In this issue, we have a number of articles focused on helping both you and your horse to improve confidence. Natasha continues her A to Z of confidence, this time focusing on Image, Jealousy, Knowledge and Luck. Freddy Steele has 5 Ways to Build Your Horse's Confidence and 5 Ways to Build Your Confidence.