Importance of Level of Touch
Why is Touch so important when doing this work with the horse?
For humans, if something is working well we think that even more of it will work better. Working with the horse with this Method, the opposite is true for the following reason:
The horse is programmed to brace against or block out tension, pain or discomfort in order to survive. If we use a level of touch that stays underneath the horse’s ability to block or brace, then his body will start to release it on its own.
With this method, the horse is the one doing the releasing. We’re simply bringing the horse’s awareness to the tension in a way that he is unable to brace against it, either externally or internally.
Less is More.