I came across this video on youtube and found it quite inspiring. It was made by a young trainer who shows us how much progress can be made with so called "problem horses" through diligence, patience and understanding.
I made this movie after working with a number of horses with problems and watching others walk down that path. Too
many people watching the behavior, and forgetting to really question
the why. For some riders it is a lack of knowledge. For others it is
ignorance, pride, maybe even turning a blind eye.
When we ask a
horse to work we have taken on a responsibility. There is reason behind
every action. Whether it be pain, fear, need to be dominant,
misunderstanding, or something else. If you know why you can react why.
When you don't know why it is more likely to send you down the wrong
I am not perfect, no one is. I have made mistakes, and will make more. Learn and grow from them, but don't ignore and hide them.
Take the time to understand.
The horse won't lie.