Sometimes the training of your horse doesn't turn out as you've expected.
Then it is easy just to quit, give up and ignore the hard work you have put into your horses' schooling.
But you could think of a 'setback' like this:
The first step of straightness training is lateral bend of the horse.
With lateral bend, we mean the bending of the body to the left or right.
By stretching short muscles and contracting long, weak muscles, the horse can bend laterally to both sides.
By stretching the outside of the body, the back muscle on that side lengthens.
A long back muscle cannot keep the head of the horse up, causing the horse to lower its head into a forward-down position.
More information can be found here: 6 Keys of Straightness Training >>
When people start doing Straightness Training some of the most frequently asked questions are:
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An open mind is a mind that is non-judging, open to new thoughts, open to new ways of doing things.
A mind that does not see obstacles but opportunities.
When you observe your horse it's important that you are open-minded.
It is not always easy to make an objective observation about your horse.
People are great at making assumptions with their horse.
To improve your ability of objective observation read the 12 Tips for Objective Observation.