“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”- Steve Jobs

Wednesday, July 28, 2010



A leader who acts like a partner does not micromanage or nag. They set the objective and get out of the way, allowing the other to follow through. If the horse does not follow through, you discover something because you have to ask why he didn’t.
Was it fear (lack of confidence, mistrust, confusion) or dominance (willfully doing the opposite, mistrust, a challenge)? And once you figure out what it is, you have to then take a more appropriate approach versus just pushing the horse through it. When you allow the horse to express himself and show you what he does or does not want to do for you, it’s a real eye-opener. It’s the beginning of taking the relationship to a whole new level.

1 comment:

~kim said...

Sophie- Great picture of you and Panter!
Thanks for the post- I was thinking of it during my play session with my horses yesterday.... especially this part ".. set the objective and get out of the way, allowing the other to follow through."
Excellent!