Enjoy the essence of horsemanship!
There are a lot of people that have the hunger to experience the essence of enjoying a horse, but sadly find themselves discouraged and sometimes unsafe to succeed with a horse-human relationship. If you can relate to this in any way, you may take something from the advice we've listed below...
1) Handlers need to be humble and kind, not forceful and aggressive. Horses have a God-given ability to sense their surroundings, meaning there are lots of simple things you can do to connect with your horse. For example, lots of companionship and confidence such as brushing and grooming. As well as spending time with your horse outside of riding or work, just quality time.
2) Try to challenge your horse every time you use him or her, to expand their confidence. This will teach them to manage their fear. Be very careful making eye contact with your horse, as that can be very intimidating.
3) Ask yourself whether your horse is only responding to you to avoid pain or punishment. It's important to note that your horse will serve you if you learn how to ask rather than tell! Your horse should be a servant, not a slave. A slave does things because they have to, and a servant does things because they want to. Let your horse give you what you want, don't take it from them. That is the essence of true horsemanship!
Visit the "Handy Horseman" YouTube Channel for educational videos that will help you and your horse along with you horsemanship journey!