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Horses love to be in the "comfort zone", but too much comfort feels uncomfortable after a while.
same with us humans:
We’d love to do things.
But after a while…
We’d like to
relax from that activity. And put one’s feet up.
But after a while...
We start to feel a sort of restless again.
So we start to take
It’s a natural cycle.
And it's the
same with horses:
Now in the wild, Mother Nature will take care of it, and the
“stretch" zone arises automatically. But in the domesticated world, our horse spends his time in comfortable, but more unnatural conditions. But as contradictory as it may sound: too much "
comfort zone" may lead to discomfort because:
There's a Zen story about a Buddhist monk who climbed a range of mountains 🗻🗻🗻 and was asked how he did it:
👞 He said that he did it one step at a time!
👞 And he strongly believed that the most important step was the next step.
👞 Because “If you don't step forward you will always be in the same spot!“
It's the same with mastering Straightness Training...
When we start training a horse, especially from the ground, we guide our horse's head:
We lead our horse our horse from A to B
We ask for forward down at a standstill
We ask for circles on the longe line
We teach him the laterals in hand
Now if we are not aware of certain training principles, all these situations can lead to nipping, biting, grabbing or pushing behavior in our horse.
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