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Being reminded how some trainers are. We bring up the many training methods as there really isn't a catch all. To me there is more to training than just getting a horse to a goal. Their mental state, their physical as well as the bit and nutrition helps in the training. If we do not use all the ingredients we are given we fail the horse. Too many are now becoming self trainers that they miss what most trainers will not bring up. The growth plates, the teeth, spinal cord, their legs. All these can cause an issue to the horse if we do not understand or have respect for their anatomy. Then their mental. Age can play a part in how they act an example is a young horse is a sponge and may not have had any "baggage" however we can create it if we do not provide the right amount of give and take. Older horses then have been told difference in opinions on what is respectful and disrespectful which is called a learned behavior. A learned behavior I do not reprimand but I ensure I am their leader and I show them what is really wanted of them as consistency is the key. Ever worked with an Iguana? Probably not. An iguana will test a certain way they want to go countless times, I think it took 50 before he finally realized it wasn't going to happen as he was in my hands. I didn't hold him I had him run through my hands. He then chose a different route.. the route I wanted him to take. What does this have to do about training? We have to be patient and know when to release, some people become aggravated after the fifth time of asking but maybe you are asking wrong. Always if you get frustrated.. walk away. I know hard to do. I have been there. It is for the best for both of you. Why? When you get aggravated your heart rate goes up your calm is now become a predator and you are now wanting results. Breathe! I will say if you learn the basics of the horse and learn to feel, breathe and relax things get easier. If you do not put a time on your lesson but allow the horse to do so. When I start a horse to saddle. After I got them to take the saddle and getting them used to weight where I then allow the horse to tell me it is okay to get on. When I get on I don't push the trust I sit for maybe 10 seconds! Yep. I want the horse to know I am not pushing the trust but I will expand my time. These lessons I will be doing. I don't think me writing on how I do things or video will bring the understanding we want. We do not bash or talk down about others. I have already been there done that of the horrible ways I have seen and sadly know.