Abuse and neglect can take many forms with horses as can the outcomes. Horses that have been abused - particularly when the abuse has been ongoing - learn to fear and distrust human beings.
The behaviours and responses with a horse that has been abused can often be dangerous - not because the horse intends to be dangerous - but because the horse's reactions to human beings is based on solely the flight or fight response. Abused horses must be rehabilitated carefully and with patience.
Learn how to assist a horse that has been abused or neglected to trust and feel comfortable with people again. Horses are naturally social and when the trust is restored, the horse will engage in meaningful dialogue and responses again both on the ground and when ridden.
- A horse that you can work and practice with is required (the horse
does not have to be your own!).
- The True Natural Horsemanship foundation course with a Certificate of Completion.
Course cost: $80