Often after an event, people come to me and say, “I learned so many wonderful skills and I have this friend who really needs to learn this, but she doesn’t seem open. I will have to teach her what I have learned and hopefully she will see the benefits.” I often warn people that this never works out the way we hope. Improving one’s horsemanship requires a person to be looking for something more with their horse. If a person is not looking, no matter how much you think they need it, they will never “get it” and often will get frustrated with you or argue with you.
Here’s a fable a friend just shared with me that illustrates how I share what I have learned. It’s an Aesop fable: