Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ten Commandments of (Horse) Leadership: Part 3

#4: Create the involvement You Seek
  • Create opportunities for your horse to be a partner with you in pursuing goals.



    • Allow your horse to make work-related decisions whenever appropriate and practical.






    #5: Do Right by Those Who Do Right
    • Catch your horse doing things right and recognize him/her for it.  Recognition should be:
    • Timely
    • Specific
    • Sincere
    • Personal
    • Proportional





    Jackson didn't want to go over this little jump.  I let him study it and then he calmly stepped over.  He's very pleased with himself and he got lots of praise from me.















    #6: Provide What They Need to Succeed
    • Clear expectations

    • Ongoing feedback




    Jackson wasn't too sure about the beach at first.  He needed lots of reassurance that the waves washing up were not going to eat his feet.


























    • Time



    Jackson has arthritis in his hocks so I need to give him time to rest between days of work.











    • Tools and Training

    9 comments:

    1. Wow! How much more perfect can it be said than that, my friend? Wonderful!!! I love the pictures you added to it, too--a real, working partnership there--the pinnacle of horsemanship.

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    2. Thank you for liking up with Farm Friend Friday. This is a great post. Jackson is beautiful. I love the pics of riding on the beach, I’ve always wanted to rid a horse on the beach but never gotten to. I also love the one in the creek. That I’ve done and loved it. :)

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    3. I love these horse leadership tips. The pictures with them are perfect.

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    4. Sounds like the perfect set of leadership tips. Your Jackson is lucky to have you as his leader.

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    5. Great post. Sounds a lot like the advice I would give for teaching special ed students (which I do).

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    6. Very wise words and very well said. Love all the photos.

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    7. Great tips and great pictures. Thanks.

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    8. Great illustrations for some very good points!!

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    Thanks so much for commenting! I love the conversation.