Sometimes "no" is a habit. When our horse gives us a "no", there is generally a reason. Most "no's" start with pain, confusion or frustration. The problem comes when the rider can't interpret the "no" and gives an inappropriate response to the "no". If the root cause is not understood and addressed, the horse can learn "no" is a solution. The "no" can be simply failing to move or it can be explosive. Explosive "no's" can be dangerous but we must resist the urge to answer with force. We must not be emotional in our response to our horse.
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