Helping your Mount (Book One, Card 34)

“Natural Horsemanship acknowledges the horse’s inherent nature as a predatory animal while also respecting his spirit and heart. It necessitates handling and communication techniques based on an understanding of how and why horses react, as well as how they learn. It develops a partnership between the horse and the human in its best form, based on a mutual knowledge of feel, timing, and balance, rather than on equipment, compulsion, or force.” Sue Terrell (Sue Terrell)

Rather than dominance, fear, mechanics, and intimidation, good horsemanship can be achieved spontaneously through communication, respect, psychology, and understanding. It’s a two-way street.