Wouldn’t it be great to buy a horse that is suited just for you? I have written a few blogs now on how to buy a horse depending on the type of person you are. This is blog number three of four on how to buy a horse so that they are a better match for you from the get go. I’m sure some people don’t think there is much validity in this way to buy a horse but I have seen the miss-match time and time again. Then when the owners can see this and change the way they are they start having much more success with their training. So don’t totally throw out this method on how to buy a horse and just read on and see if there are any similarities for you.
If you do happen to be an introverted thinker you tend to have lower energy, do things in a slower fashion, are reliable and can be very trustworthy. However with your lower energy some people may think you are lazy. You can also be quite defiant at times and you come across as a confident individual. I find it so interesting how you can buy a horse with these same qualities. It’s even more interesting how many of us don’t see ourselves how others perceive us. So it’s really a good idea before you go to buy a horse that you ask the people closest to you what kind of person you are. But try not to get too defiant about what they may have to say.
If you are an introverted thinker here are some qualities to look for in a horse when you go to buy a horse. Just like you he will have lower energy and tend to have more “whoa” than “go” which can be a very good thing especially if you buy a horse for the first time. This type of horse can tolerate quite a bit and tends to be quite clever and calm. However many people also see this horse as lazy, stubborn, unmotivated and can be dominant, pushy, curious and may have a tendency to buck. If you buy a horse like this you had better brush up on your reverse psychology to motivate this guy or a pocket full of treats always helps you with this food orientated horse. If you can’t bring enough variety to this horse rewards (not bribes) will be your best friend. Buy a horse like this and motivation will constantly be your goal. They will get bored quickly so remember to move on and give them some great incentives. Rest is always a good one too because remember if you buy a horse like this he loves to take his time and go slow. Remember this horse is like you!
I tend to know this one quite well because I did buy a horse that is an introverted thinker just like me. I never use to use treats as an incentive but once I started introducing them into our training he was way more willing to show me how clever he really is. If you buy a horse like this you had better be willing to throw out the idea of never giving your horse treats. Many people who buy a horse like this and refuse treats have troubles in their training. In the end this horse is up for sale for someone else looking to buy a horse.