Rewards and Punishments

You must always be patient when training your horse.  There will be moments when you must resort to punishment if there is obstinate resistance, however, when it is necessary, the rider must remain calm and firm.  D’Endrody reminds us to smile or whistle prior to taking any disciplinary action to ensure that there is no anger in his mood.  By simple means, he can very successfully control and check himself, and thus endow his measures with real educational value, which after all , it is the purpose of the punishment.  You will then be justly rewarded with a happy horse who understands what you are asking him to do.