Folks have incredibly busy schedules and often don't/can't find the time to ride. That's ok. What is important is the time you spend with your little darling. It makes all the difference in the world.
It doesn't matter if it is only 10 minutes. It is 10 minutes very well spend for your darling and for you. If you can get him - (big) - halter him (big) - walk him (big) - this is HUGE in his head.
This is when you reinforce your leadership and your partnership with him. And you do that simply by having him face you if he is in the stall, or get him to come to you, or he stands still when you go to get him; you get him to lower his head to put the halter on, then you lead him next to you - all very quietly. No rushing.
You may only be able to walk him for 1 minute - but that 1 minute is very important to your horse. He remembers that he can trust you and feel secure with you and even like you. You don't need snacks.
You've always heard it's the little things that matter. Well, it's these little things that make a world of difference for the relationship between you and your horse.
|Dusty focused on Mary|
Adventure Horse Riding in NYS Smilla13@gmail.com (Mary Dixon) www.RideNYS.com