It is no fun to ride a horse who feels like they aren’t enjoying having us up there. We ride because we love horses, we want to be around them, spend time with them, and then yes, riding is fun too.
But if our horse isn’t happy, the joy of riding quickly disappears.
There may be many reasons why a horse may be unhappy and then not willing to do what we ask from the saddle, but in the video below, I will share the top three reasons I see most often.
Hint… as you are watching, think of a horse you have worked with who wasn’t too happy… could one of these three have been the cause?