Horses love to be in the "comfort zone", but too much comfort feels uncomfortable after a while. It’s the same with us humans:
- We’d love to do things.
- To take action.
But after a while…
- We’d like to relax from that activity.
- And put one’s feet up.
But after a while...
- We start to feel a sort of restless again.
- So we start to take action again.
It’s a natural cycle. And it's the same with horses:
- Now in the wild, Mother Nature will take care of it, and the “stretch" zone arises automatically.
- But in the domesticated world, our horse spends his time in comfortable, but more unnatural conditions. But as contradictory as it may sound: too much "comfort zone" may lead to discomfort because:
It's against Mother Nature to be comfortable all the time: Where everything is known, stable, easy, safe, risk-free, and in a way a sort of bored and lifeless. So how to keep the balance? In my brand new article you can read all about it >> It covers:
- the comfort zone
- the stretch zone
- the stress zone
- happy flat-liners
- the “gym” face
- variety is the spice of life
- how to provide physical challenge
- how to arrange mental stimulation
- and more!
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