Dynamic of Success

“Dressage in many ways is inherently vague to a horse. The journey is important to humans, but it is the destination that is important to the horse. They ‘get’: “Go there”, but it I don’t think they really care about whether they got there in their best shoulder-in or not… So all the time spent getting totally excited when they step on a tarp, put their foot in a bucket, or pick up something, or go sideways over a barrel pays off not only because if they do it we stop asking, not only because it makes us happy and they may get a cookie… But it helps because they get to experience the dynamic of success in a way that is unmistakable to them.

– Karen Rohlf


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