It was hard to start off with, but then I realised that like with the horses, my pupils idea's are just as important as mine. Sometimes I need to hear their idea's to change their minds and sometimes they change my mind, but in the end we all learn from each other and I have had so much inspiration from my pupils! I have also noticed that a lot of them who were riding in metal bits have changed to plastic bits, the ones in plastic bits have gone to halters, and I am having frequent requests to just 'play' at liberty instead of ridden work during our supposed riding lessons...this from riders who bought purpose bred sport horses with the sole intention of competing! So it seems that it is the fruit of this method that convinces and not the theory
It is hard for me to become more objective and less judgemental but as far as life skills go it's probably a good one for me to learn anyway.