Myth Monday: the leader of the herd

Equestrians are told all the time: ‘Be the leader to your horse’. But how does one become a leader? By dominating your horse? Who is the leader in the herd? Is it the stallion or is it the alpha mare? Or is there another leader? Odile Petit, PhD, of the University of Strasbourg, in Alsace, France says: ‘To really be a true leader, you …

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