This is so true, and having the courage to stand up for teaching and training your animals in a kind compassionate way, despite the fear of derision, and negative feedback is a wonderful thing to do.
Whatever activity you and your horse engage in, be it eventing through to showing your horse, you start at the start, and aim to progress in your chosen activity.
Autumn is here. It's getting pretty chilly at night, and time for many people to think about rugging their horses. Horses are rugged for many different reasons, and for some it is a necessity. If it isn't, you may consider allowing your horses body to do what it does naturally – grow a winter coat, so there is no need to rug him.
“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” —Woodrow Wilson (28th President of the United States)
A true statement, and one that reminds us to always treat our dogs with compassion and understanding, regardless of what they may do or how they behave.