Thank you, thank you, thank you. Currently reading Horses in Translation and already it is helping me connect with my horse. Adamo (“Dom”) was part of the Wicomico, MD seizure of over 100 horses in March 2018. I adopted him three months ago. He is a 17 yr old Appy who was only gelded last year.
Although Dom is laid back and easy to handle, he has been extremely disengaged. Sort of a “meh, I don’t hate you, I am not afraid of you but could really care less about engaging with you” energy. I have just been spending time sitting in the pasture with him or grooming him. I always go up and greet horses with the knuckles out gesture and Dom rarely lifts his head up from grazing to return the greeting.
Then I started reading your book . . .