Heather disproves a myth about Horses

2008-11-25-heather-and-horses-007When I met Heather Patrick, she could not speak, limped with a brace on one leg, had use of only one arm, weighed about 80 pounds, and ate through a tube. She was past 40 years of age. Yet, she could do something many strong men cannot do–earn trust from big, strong animals to attract them to you.

She teaches us a common belief about horses is false. Many have heard the belief, “you have to show that horse who’s boss or he will run all over you” (or something similar that some people think gives them wisdom or permission to boss or bully animals). This almost defenseless woman was able to do what some strong men cannot do–offer a trusting spirit and attract animals to her in a way that showed they were taking extra care to be gentle with her.

Here’s a new belief for some: most animals are trustworthy and want to be with and please those they trust. If an animal is misbehaving, look in the mirror first–it may be time to improve your training and/or your trustworthiness. If a person is misbehaving with you, look in the mirror first instead of complain, punish, or reject–the answer may come from improving our leadership, our communications, our caring for what is important to them.

Watch how a person treats an animal and you will see how he will treat you when no one else is watching

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More photos of Heather and Horses on Facebook

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About Dr. David Dyson

Mission: To empower people and communities to PLAN and LEAD in LIFE. Service Vision: 1) advise and assist educators to help students write Plans for School and Life, 2) help universities expand impact on students, alumni, professionals, plus branding for Colleges of Education. 3) help boards and management in communities to develop and improve plans, processes, and performance. Service niches include: Plan for School and Life - Best-Self Leadership - Community Founder and Director of Life Leaders America which provides monthly seminars on planning, best-self leadership, patriotism, and freedom as well as community development programs. Author, lecturer, and workshop leader using books and workbooks such as: Earning and Delegating Empowerment, Master Your Goliaths, Patriotism in Action, Professionalism Under Stress, Founding of America's Veterans Day Education, The Purpose of Life, Best-Self Leadership.
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