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Top 10 Reasons to Become a Horse Trainer

Top 10 Reasons To Become A Horse Trainer

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  1. You love the taste of dust and oddly enough enjoy watching the shower water turn brown as it runs down your leg.
  2. You prefer the smell of sun screen to cologne or perfume.
  3. Teaching people to ride sounds like the easiest job on earth.
  4. You enjoy visiting exotic locales like OKC and Amarillo.
  5. You always got an “A” in grammar school for playing in the sand box.
  6. You were sold by the fabulous retirement plan.
  7. It provides more opportunities to test out your health insurance.
  8. Why work 9 to 5 when you can work around the clock 7 days a week?
  9. You decided you were too squeamish to be a brain surgeon and too afraid of heights to be a rocket scientist so that left horse training.
  10. Who doesn’t want to be a cowboy?

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Does My Horse Love Me?

Response To NYMag’s “Horses Can Read (Some) Human EmotionsIMG_8878

Through the years, many clients and friends have asked me, “Does my horse like me, and does he recognize me and have real feelings about me?”  I work with horses because they are living, thinking creatures that have emotions and intelligence.  When we train one, and they respond the way we hoped, there is a real joy derived from that communication. As a horse trainer, what fun would it be to train/program a robot.  For me, none.  Having worked with horses my entire life, it comes as no surprise that horses can recognize, visually, human emotions.  More than this, they absolutely can sense our moods and emotions.

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