What happens when you’re talking to someone and their phone lights up or ‘pings’? Inevitably they break the connection and either glance at it or address the interruption. To truly connect with someone, we must give them our full attention. This is an absolute requirement when working with horses. The moment you lose focus, the horse becomes distracted and you’ve just lost the connection. This week, experiment with undivided attention, even for 5 minutes: disconnect from your devices and connect with a human… or better yet, a horse.

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