Fear and Trust

You can never rely on a horse that is educated by fear. There will always be something that he fears more than you. But, when he trusts you, he will ask you what to do when he is afraid.    Antoine du Pluvinel Antoine du Pluvinel was one of the earliest dressage trainers in seventeenth century France. … Read more

Binti Jua Gorilla

Some time ago, at Brookfields Zoo in Chicago, Illinois, USA, a serious accident occurred. Apparently a 3-year-old boy climbed a fence surrounding the gorilla enclosure but then fell over 20 feet onto a concrete surface. He was injured and knocked unconscious. After several gorillas approached the boy, there was concern that although some gorillas were … Read more