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Sirknen 1

Regan Sirknen


Honors English II

17 August 2014


If you think people are hard to communicate with try communicating with a 1500 pound animal that does not speak english. Though horses do not speak english they do have a language of their own. They have ways of communicating with each other just like we do, but the challenge is converting our commands into their language. The key to doing anything with a horse is all in your your body language, knowing the way your horse learns, and what your horse loves to do. Weither it is riding, training, or just hanging out with a horse you have to be able to communicate with your horse.

In order to have the most amount of sucsess with your horse you have to know their "horsenality". A horse's horsenality is based on how it reacts and acts to everyday tasks.

One thing you have to keep in mind when determining your horse's horsenality is that the left and right sides of their brain work independently of each other. Both sides of the brain are used to think about certain things, but they always have a dominate side. If the left side of a horse's brain is dominate they tend to be pushy, dominate, confident in them selves, tolerant, and curious. On the other hand if the right side of the brain is dominate the horse will be nerveous, spooky, unconfident, reactive, and emotional. Then you have to determine if they are an extrovert or an introvert. An extroverted horse will be more hyper, they get bored easily. They need a job to keep themselves out of trouble. An introverted horse is clever, they are always thinking of how to get out of what you are asking them to do.