So, is this the same as listening to our horse's body language and signals, understanding his needs rather than just trying to force the horse to do what we want? I think so! This change in horsemanship style or philosophy is needed if we are going to make the world a better place for horses. Being open minded, willing, and honest about what our horses want/need and what we want/need is the first step to facilitate change.
I embrace change in all aspects in my life. Where some fear it, I believe change is a positive step in exploration and the only way to make progress. I guess I am am explorer of sorts, exploring all aspects of my life, seeking never-ending improvement, knowledge, and happiness. I figure I get one chance at a good life and that it is not something I am owed but something I earn. (Now to find a way to go on an exploration of Nova Scotia (see photo above)--a place I truly desire to visit--yes, I still need a vacation). LOL
Have a lovely weekend everyone, go kiss your horse, hug your significant other, and embrace yourself.