It's about energy - how to create harmony

Introverted people are often overwhelmed when dealing with their extrovert counterparts. These talk too much and too loud, they gesture too wildly and come too close. The extroverts on the other hand wonder why the introvert doesn't speak up or doesn't seem to keep the conversation going. They get bored and turn to more interesting collocutors. 

Same thing with horses. Some horses are rather calm characters others like to party. So it's possible that we get some interesting matches - when two different types of horse and human come together. That can turn into a source of friction. Think of the relaxed type of horse that values being left alone above all things. But his frantic owner bustles about him as if there were no tomorrow. If she's pleased with him she will energetically spank his neck with her hand (as sort of a petting) and praise him and call him "good buy" - just make a fuss. 


Guess who is who?
On the other hand there is this hyperactive hysteric sort of horse who dreams of  24/7 entertainment and who loves to do new things and who is crazy about humans. Being as energetic as he is, he might just overlook his timid rider who tries to reason him with soft "whoa"-sounds and half-baked "stand still"-commands. 


We are obviously talking about disharmony here. To turn that into harmony, the human needs to adapt. We need to dial down or dial up to our horse's level of energy. Once adjusted, the extroverted horse will register that there actually is a human being around and the introvert will be relieved that we don't disturb his peace anymore. 
We created the basis for communication. From this level playing field we can start to ask for more energy from our lazy horse and more composure from our wild one. 

PS: I know that some people will explain it the other way round. That you need to be calmer when your horse is over the top and that you need to be more active when your horse is about to fall asleep. So your job would be to balance your horse's energy. I found for me that it doesn't work. I've never succeeded in calming an excited horse by going slow and whispering "whoa". If you have - please let me know!




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