Do you want a deeper, stronger bond with your horse? Maybe you’ve just brought home a new horse, or maybe you want to improve your relationship with a horse you’ve had for years. Try out these 6 ways to improve your bond with your horse.
1. Take a Break from Riding
It may seem counterintuitive, but take a break from riding for a bit. Instead, focus on building your relationship with your horse on the ground. Although it may seem odd, this will actually work to improve your bond with your horse.
When you work with your horse, insist that he respect your personal space, and follow you willingly when you lead him. Gaining your horse’s respect on the ground can transfer when you mount up again to ride.
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