Harmony. Communion. Feel. Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt and other great horsemen, including the classical riding masters, give it to us as possibility. We hold their results in awe and strive to emulate their methods. We hope to achieve that quiet, perfect relationship they have with horses. Yet for many the skills lack meaning and the art remains elusive, and feel is so tough to… well… feel. Great horsemen understand the horse’s nature. And they respect it deeply.
Equitation science helps explain the horse’s nature and makes sense of the methods of great horsemen, unmasks the mystery and puts a solid foundation under their rationale. Here at The Nature of the Natural we use Applied Behavioral Science to implement the principles of the laws of behavior in hopes of creating greater understanding and humane treatment of horses and livestock managed by humans.
Come with us as we explore the science of equus cabalus. Discover how the horse’s nature allows him to learn, how it drives his heart and shapes his teachable spirit. You think you know all that? What we share might surprise you and we're certain it will improve your relationship with your friend and partner, the horse.
Ready to start? Click on "Amazing Nature" for insights into learning theory, and how correct understanding of it can improve the quality of life for our horses. Want more? Be sure to watch our video "Heartbeats and Hoofprints" A heartrate monitor gives astonishing feedback on what a horse’s heartbeat reveals about his understanding, comfort level, and emotional response.
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Tim and Ginny