The horse is a creature of incredible beauty, strength, and power. For generations, horses have captivated the minds of people, not only being an integral part of our lives, but present in our earliest art and literature.
The ability to ride horses changed civilizations and our entire human story.
Each time we climb on the back of a horse, we can remember what a gift it is to be there. But why is it possible to ride? Why do we ride horses, not cows, deer, or even more logically, zebras?
Zebras were living in regions around humans just as horses were in the times horses were first domesticated, yet zebras remain a wild species, with repeated failed domestication attempts.
In today’s video, I want to explore why we ride horses – both the physical adaptations horses have that make riding them even possible, as well as discussing domestication and the question of why horses, as a species that thrives in the wild, have become so connected with humans.
p.s. This fall, I will be offering an all new Balanced Riding Course. This course is not just about learning how to ride or train a horse, it is equally about learning how to see past the words that are used, to recognize what is really going on between a horse and person, and to choose what is best for you.
Stay tuned for more about the course + Free Training coming soon!