How to: Approach and Retreat-Little Objects

Learning Horses Archive on January 13, 2010, 5:28

I got a question recently on how someone can get wet things near their horses head. This is one of my favorite topics, approach and retreat. There are a lot of different theories about approach and retreat, but I want to tell you the story of where the term 'broke' comes from in reference to horses.

I read Monty Roberts book 'The Man Who Listen's To Horses' a few years ago. What stuck with me most was the story about horse a 'broke'. Simply, it would be tied to a post and tormented with objects until its spirit was broken. *SHUDDER* From that moment on, I erased that word from my vocabulary.