Rule #1 when working with horses: Be very clear about your boundaries, while simultaneously respecting theirs. Same with humans! To set and respect boundaries is critical to human communication, and yet we’re not taught how to do it. When we practice this life skill with a horse, we understand instantly how powerful it is. Their sheer size and presence requires us to match their level of energy and clearly communicate our need to feel safe, connected, and engaged. Once you master this essential skill with a 1200 pound animal, dealing with a human of just about any size is a snap!