Not only end on a good note but start on a good note and take that all the way through each training session.
Always work towards having relaxation in mind, body and emotions for you and your horse and if something gets a bit too much or worrying for either of you then find that relaxation spot again, do something you are both good at doing to relax together, even if that thing is just hanging out or grooming, and that might be a good place to stop.
Relaxation is the KEY to calm, happy training as an unrelaxed, inattentive horse can not learn what you’re trying to teach, they will only learn that learning is worrying and they’ll be less inclined to try the next time. SO…for teaching new things take it all really SLOWLY to allow the good stuff to sink in.
- Shelley – HorseSavvy