Natural horse training methods are for you if your goal is to achieve the most honorable relationship with horses while respecting that all living things be treated as one.
Our philosophy to training a horse embraces natural energy work, positive reinforcement principles and the power of nature. As a result of our extensive years of utilizing natural horse training methods we have concluded thus far that the use of metal in their mouth (bits), nailing steel to their hooves, or USING them as a means for financial gain or for appeasing the human ego through competitive sports/industry is simply not a natural or acceptable idea to them. Freedom is the battle cry for all sentient beings! Obviously setting horses free may not be a viable option in today’s world but recognizing and respecting the horse's perspective and what their fundamental core needs are, is. If we wish to understand the equines’ way of life and communicate successfully, we must learn their language and natural world. This is how we define Natural Horsemanship.
At Horses by Nature we examine all facets of this astounding animal including but not limited to, environmental conditions, physical abilities, emotional needs and other scientific approaches to enable us to view a horse’s life as much as possible through their eyes. If we discipline ourselves to understand how a horse may think and view the environment from their perspective and curtail the responsive human’s thought process of conditioned understanding, we can virtually eliminate all use of forceful and painful techniques.
In order for us to have great basic horsemanship skills in the saddle we must establish great communication from the ground. Understanding horse psychology is the key to gaining rapport and trust with these animals.
Every horse and human's situation may be different, however the horse’s instinctual needs are always the same. They are a herd animal, they must feel safe (a confident leader not dominant leader provides this security), they learn through comfort and TRUST, they play with each other and they feel love and bond with their own kind easily.
It is our responsibility to learn their language to open the door of communication in terms of what comes naturally to them.
Have you ever gone to another country where they speak a different language than you? At first you try and talk to them. Then when you realize the other does not understand you, you talk LOUDER! Finally when that doesn’t seem to work you start to use sign and body language.
Welcome to the horse’s world. They don’t know what we are saying but they have a sign or body language all of their own.
teaching the human this body language and psychology is the key to success.
When you apply natural horse training methods you will learn:
What your horse is trying to communicate to you.
How natural principles applied can uncover and solve problems.