Don’t hu­man­ise your horse

Your Horse (UK) - - Horsecare -

Lau­ren’s main piece of ad­vice is ‘don’t an­thro­po­mor­phise’. “Recog­nise that we are hu­mans and horses are horses. To that end, we’ve evolved to live and thrive un­der very dif­fer­ent cir­cum­stances,” she rea­sons. “Don’t ap­ply the same set of com­fort pa­ram­e­ters to your horse as you do to your­self. Do­ing so in­vites be­havioural and phys­i­cal prob­lems. “Be pre­pared to learn about things you’ve never con­sid­ered and don’t be ashamed to ask for ad­vice from time to time. The more you learn, the more you’ll re­alise how much more there is to know.”

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