As we started up this blog, it was our intention to do a short video each week in response to people's questions, but it has been hovering around 32 degrees and windy for the last two weeks! Brrrrr! So no videos right now!
We do however want to post 1 - 3 answers to questions every Monday, whether in written or video form.
Here is Caroline's response to Anna's question from last week:
The round penning approach will help you build deep levels of acceptance and trust. This way of mindfully working with our horses enables us to forge a level of awareness when reading and listening to our horses. It also begins the foundation for deep connection of the heart, mind and body. The better you become at reading what your horses tells you, and then knowing what to do with that information and feedback, the deeper your relationship will be. Once he accepts and trusts you he will try and partner up. This is when you show him the halter and ask, not force, him to trust you as you gently, slowly present the halter.
My 2nd dvd, online ground exercises goes through the haltering, leading etc. I have developed sequels to the first 3 and they specifically delve into problem solving.
Good luck and keep me posted!