If you asked me what I believed a good horseman to be when I was ten, I would have said someone who could ride their horse in a halter. If you’d asked me when I was sixteen, I would have said someone who could ride a high-performance horse in a halter, mostly because I’d never seen that. If you asked when I was twenty, I would have said someone who is gentle and who can get the most out their horse without resulting to physical abuse. If you’d asked me when I was thirty, I would have said first of all I’m twenty-eight, and someone who loves each horse with all they have even if they aren’t life-long companions, and someone who can interact and train with body language rather than with aids. And if you asked me today, after attending the Intuitive Riding Clinic, I would say someone who can work with horses gently and by thinking about it from the horse’s perspective. Someone who treats the horse like an equal and who has dialogue with them rather than dictating to them. Someone who knows how to show the horse what we are asking for intuitively. Someone who reads their eyes, as well as their bodies and hearts, and who knows how to help them work through things. I would say, someone like Anna Twinney.