I do not think I am the one to teach here. Ask me about horse culture and Psych, biomechanics and dressage... I can teach you a lot for sure.
But with Ino I am at a loss, he does not seem like a horse at all.
He even puzzles Owen and he makes Owen very tired but he got much more out of him then I ever could in a million years.
Don Jamie just gave up on him totally, but I think it is because he is not so young and his troubles of his own.
I do realise that Ino is in my life to help me learn much much more.
But the danger for my family is what worries me...
But i do see the paralles between an autistic person and an abused horse who in his prey mind 'should have died'... and one can only die once.
The prey that is horse dies many times in human world until they seem truly dead in their connection with the outside world.
I could get any normal horse out of that and bring him back to live... but I can't with Ino... why can't I?
I am missing something, lacking something... I feel that autistic reseach is the way to go.
So thank you for this!
And if any questions about Ino, just shoot, I'll be happy to answer.