“My horse is crowding me!”
“He’s being disrespectful!”
“He’s constantly bumping into me!”
“I need to set stronger boundaries!”
It takes two to Tango. Crowding each other often has more to do with us crowding them. We have as much responsibility as our horse does for working to establish and maintain a comfortable space between us as we move together.
I have had horses who worry or feel insecure want to be close to me. But more often than not I see insecure people crowding horses and then getting upset about the horse’s lack of boundaries.
Did you close that gap or did he?
Are you so choked up on that lead rope that he has no choice but be in your lap?
Before you set those boundaries make sure it’s not you who is too close for comfort!