Recently I happened upon this little essay about the experiences a riding instructor had with two very different students, and it got me wondering if I’m speaking the right language here on the blog. The whole point of my Hooves efforts is to help people understand why horses move as they do, why people experience the behavioral and physical problems they do with their horse/s, and why it’s important to pick a horse physically suited to being ridden AND the job it’s being asked. If I’m not conveying those things in a manner others can understand then it’s all for naught, which means the horses pay the price for human ignorance.
I, therefore, encourage all to speak up. If it’s not making sense to you, tell me in the comment section that you require I speak/type in a different language. I’ll do my best to try and explain in a different way. I assure you, I’m not sitting on this side of the Internet thinking you’re stupid. There have been plenty of times in life when I’ve been lost before the end of the first sentence and needed my hand held until the light bulb came on. And if you ever find yourself in a riding/training lesson like the engineer or the artist – unable to connect the dots being laid out by the instructor – say something.