Thank you so much!
Warm welcome to the community - you can now win a Weaver halter with 12 feet lead. Have you ever felt like your horse is distracted and not paying attention, while what really want is a deeper connection without having to use pressure or treats?
There are many ways to connect with horses, some people give treats, others move their horse`s feet. I think taking the guard and waiting for relaxation is a great way to connect with horses.
When connecting with horses by allowing them to let us to take the guard everything else becomes so much easier, because we have taken the time to give our horse a reason to trust us and feel safe in our company. Horses are prey animals and spend a lot of time taking the guard for each other. That`s why we often see one horses standing while others lay down and sleep.
This exercise makes you the standing horse and the one taking the guard, which is the best reward we can give any horse. Watch video on how this transformed our latest rescue and learn how you can do this yourself: