If there is one thing my horses have taught me, it is the importance of relationship building. Let’s face it, without trust and respect, how much of a relationship do we really have? This isn’t just with our horses but with people as well. Mark Rashid has become one of my favorite writers. His stories have hidden lessons, all inspired by the horse, of course. Here are a few of my favorite quotes: It’s not a mistake if you learned something, most of training is either influencing and building on behavior we want or redirecting behavior we don’t want into something we do want, training tools and techniques are only as good as the person using them and softness is when the whole horse is willingly available at all times, no matter what the circumstance, no matter what time of day, no matter the place or discipline or breed of horse. Another fantastic book by Mark rashid, I highly recommend it.