Thursday, April 24, 2014

Quick Tip #84--Purge Anthropomorphism

Anthropomorphizing--viewing animal behaviors as if they were human behaviors is a hurdle that one must over come if one wants to have a meaningful relationship with one's horse.

What we want, need, enjoy, and dread rarely match what horses want, need, fear, and dread.

Simple test--listen to your words and thoughts. Are you saying things like "Well I would not want to _________ if I were a horse." "My horse doesn't like___________.", "How would you like it if____________."

If you ever allow these poisonous thoughts into your mind you are cheating your horse.

Treat your horse as a horse. Understand what your horse wants, needs, fears and dreads and act accordingly.

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