Horse-Quotes About Training

Horse-quotes about training can really hit it on the nail sometimes.

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You read a famous quote and you think: "Wow that is so true and such a simple way to put it."

Of course some times you read a quote and it doesn't make any sense.....yet. So you store it away and one day, during a work session with your horse, it's like a light bulb clicks. You remember the quote at the precise moment you have come to consciously observe the principle in action.

The word training itself can have quite a wide range of definitions:

"The process of making proficient through instruction and hands-on practice."

"The term training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of a specific vocation."

In our reference to training of the horse a well put defininition can be found in a quote itself.

" develop the horse’s natural athletic ability and willingness to work making him calm, supple and attentive to his rider."` USDF

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"Never leave a resistant horse without reconciliation, even if you had to treat it very strictly on that particular day. Do not put it away until it obeys, but then a friendly relationship must be restored between trainer and horse. Always adhere to the principle: "The punishment is directed only at the disobedience, never at the horse"; as soon as the disobedience is over, it is our good horse." ~E.F.Seidler

"Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."~ John Adams (1735 - 1826)

"He's not going to look back if you don't.....They're the most forgiving creatures god ever made." ~Nicholas Evans

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"If a horse becomes more beautiful in the course of his work, it is a sign that the training principles are correct."~Colonel Podhajsky

"A boy is a long time before he knows his alphabet, longer before he has learned to spell, and perhaps several years before he can read distinctly; and yet there are some people who, as soon as they get on a horse, entirely undressed and untaught, fancy that by beating and spurring they will make him a dressed horse in one morning only. I would fain ask such stupid people whether by beating a boy they would teach him to read without first showing him the alphabet? Sure, they would beat him to death, before they would make him read." ~William Cavendish

"..the rider who rests content with imitations of beauty* finds his horses going crazy, altho sometimes not violently enough to be noticed." ~Colonel Podhajsky

"Through our entire history we have become accustomed to pushing [animals] around in ways dictated by our own wants and needs without much regard for theirs." ~Stanley Schmidt

"...It is also good to pet the beast while he eats so that he will relax." ~Marcus Aurelius

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"We shall take great care not to annoy the horse and spoil his friendly charm, for it is like the scent of a blossom - once lost it will never return." ~Pluvinel

"If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong." ~Pat Parelli

"If you act like you've only got fifteen minutes, it'll take all day. Act like you've got all day and it'll take fifteen minutes." ~ Monty Roberts

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