After an in depth chat with regards to both my filly & her dams history I was then observed going about the usual things with them both. It was in this observation that a few things were discovered that I hadn’t realized before until Debbie pointed them out to me. Never did I ever feel uncomfortable or that I was being judged negatively, in fact Debbie’s approach to horsemanship is like a breath of fresh air, she not only observes the relationship the owner has with their horse but also observes what the horse is telling her too, this is when she can help to improve the relationship by improving the communication between horse & owner.
I’m so happy to report that my relationship with my filly has improved in just two very short but sweet sessions, as Debbie pointed out, there is no need to keep going over it until the horse gets fed up & starts the behaviour you’re trying to avoid. It all makes perfect sense now & the knowledge I have gained has given me back the confidence I was lacking.