I have been watching lessons on the Online University for a few days now, and I have already witnessed the amazing benefits as I caught a horse I had trouble, with in a pasture.
As I don't own a horse yet, but still want to experiment Monty Roberts teachings by myself, I asked a friend who doesn't have much time taking care of her 2 horses, if I could train with them.
I explained a bit about the ethic and told her that I won't use violence, a riding crop, pain nor yelling at the horse.
She seemed to agree on that, but then told me that I should still be respected by the horses, if they showed dominance or hostility towards me (meaning I should show them dominance with my voice and body language or even violence if needed).
I don't agree on that as I am sure that by speaking "Equus" I won't ever need it, but I didn't know what to answer. What should I answer her ? Do I have to fear horses because I don't want to dominate them ?
Thank you for your answers,