♔ Kjrsos Field of Study ~ Tools of A New Relationship

It is here that we take the Essentials of Communication and go the next step. Looking for a conversation.  Looking to find the voice of the horse.  Trying to understand the horse and how he thinks and in that understanding find ways to communicate to him that work because they are about him.

The challenge as always is to give the horse space and opportunity to answer, and to have the awareness to see, hear what they are saying.

Something as simple as stepping forward versus stepping back can be filled with information, communication and can at the same time present us with a lesson on new ways to engage the horse and have their willing participation.

This is about us, learning more about them, enabling us to open up the lines of communication and reaching out and creating a new type of relationship. They are so different from us, in so many ways.  The difficulty as always is not so much the horse, but us.  Because when we don't understand the horse, how he thinks and we try to train based on how we think, it is a wonder that our horses do as well as they do.

Finding the guidance and voice of the horse.

 

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The more we understand the horse the more that changes the relationship that we have with them.  We must look carefully, analyze, wonder what is here.  And in the wondering, discover what is here that maybe we missed before.

These tools can be powerful.  Any powerful tool needs to be treated with respect.  Used in the training method referred to as clicker training which encompass the concepts of positive and negative reinforcement.  The basic concepts go far beyond just a click and a treat, and are at some level a part of any relationship.  Which is why it is so important that you understand these concepts and how they impact upon your training and your relationship.

The concept is not difficult to understand but how to do it is.  This challenges almost all training methods that we use for our horses and challenges us in new ways. What does your training system say to the horse?

 

Everything we do here at Kjrsos is about helping the horse have a voice. An ongoing process that never stops.  Knowing that it is not enough for us to hear but they have to be able to speak as well.

It matters not what we think we need to be, to be a leader when we are with a horse.  What matters is our understanding how they decide if you are or not. And that is something that too many miss.

A series of articles that speak to the interacting and training of the horse and how important it is to spend as much time as possible learning to work with our horses in such a way that they spend as little of their lives as possible with the halter on.  The more we can learn to work with the halter off, the more that teaches us about our interactions with our horses.  It gives them more of a voice, helps in the development of their consciousness when they are given a choice.  If we need the halter, we need to explore how else can we change, what else can we find. How much farther we have to go.

Time to ask yourself what is your perspective on those who live here with you on this earth.  Then ask yourself how that influences how they interact with you.