So very, very perfect.
This is a quote that I want to print out on nice paper and hang up on by every door in my house and next to my mirror!
I need to be constantly reminded of the message it brings, because it is so important: in life, and very relevant also to working with animals. It’s the one lesson that everyone needs to learn…
“I am not interested in control. For control of another thinking being is an illusion. What I seek is the cooperation that makes the pursuit of control unnecessary.
To this end, rather than control a horse, I try to teach self control,
Rather than restrain, I try to teach self restraint,
And rather than discipline, I try to teach self discipline.
I am not always successful. But rest assured that whenever I fail, I realize it is because I have failed to set the example. Which means I have not been training hard, working out, studying diligently, and watching my diet.” – Unknown