Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Super Nervous Horse: A Hardworking Partner

A quote by Sally O'Connor from her excellent book Common Sense Dressage:
"With the nervous horse, you need time and the utmost patience. Retraining begins in the stable with the everyday care of the animal. Take the time to reassure the horse each time you approach it; have a ready supply of goodies to win its trust ... The super nervous horse is certainly not for everyone but if you have time and patience, it can become an honest, hardworking partner."
I love my nervous horse. He has taught me more about how to be patient and thorough than anything else in my life. There's something to be said for that ...

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