What Alligators And Horses Have In Common

What Alligators And Horses Have In Common

March 02, 2021 2 Comments

Recently our Mastery University Group was fortunate enough to spend the evening with an alligator expert from south Florida. Listed below are some of the parallels we've learned about horses and these amazing animals.

Things horse lovers can learn from Alligators
You can build a bond with any animal. Alligators can bond with people just like horses can bond, even though it takes time. And you need to know how to stay safe.
You can learn to reward with pressure, and well timed releases from pressure, and food, and if you time it right you can get amazing results. Just like with horses.
You can guide the animal's attention to safely direct movement by setting boundaries and repositioning the animal or yourself to communicate clearly.
You can learn to read every detail regarding emotion and energy output in order to make a judgment call on what's appropriate to do next.
With patience, there is nothing you can't do, even with the most extreme animals.
You can find exceptions to rules and beliefs and stigma in every animal. Don't give up on a horse, just because he or she is challenging.

Thanks to Ashley Laurence for thinking outside the box and bringing us closer to nature. Thanks to our Mastery group and university members for daring to dream big and take steps to live a passionate life. 

If you want to watch the whole video (about 70 minutes) join our Mastery University and meet Ashley and many other fantastic guests. In the interview Ashley talked about horses and other exotic animals and how we can learn from them and teach them. Her energy and enthusiasm is unlike most people you'll ever meet. Join us and meet the experts in training. 

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Sally Twesten
Sally Twesten

March 03, 2021

Blown away by this but actually not surprised. Have studied with Jennifer Zelig’s and it is remarkable what connections you can make with animals and how important when doing medical procedures and caring about their long term safety, especially in rescue situations. Thanks for spotlighting this important connection.

Dawn Jennings
Dawn Jennings

March 03, 2021

Hi Don! My daughter is a crocodilian biologist who works in South Florida (Everglades) and she also grew up riding horses! When she was very young she used to tell her dad how much working with horses is like going fishing, because he loves to fish, and she could use examples to help him relate. Your blogs are awesome and I just had to share this one with her :)

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