After our session today sky and I had to discuss for several minutes (that felt like hours in the freezing cold) that he has to go into his new paddock 🙈 he was very clear that he wanted to go back to his old buddies 🐴 for me it was important to acknowledge his feelings and to talk this over with him instead of just forcing him to go where I wanted him to go and thus making the situation even more unpleasant.
We humans tend to forget that the herd is a substantial and constant factor in a horse's life that influences his overall mood and well-being a lot. 🐴🐴 it's his family that gives him security and a feeling of togetherness. They move together, eat together, play with each other and they know each other, know who they can trust, who they can groom, who they should avoid. .
So I think it's important for every horse owner to understand the nature of a horse and its social life 😊🐎☺️
Tomorrow I'll tell you more about our session itself 😉😁😎