I started coaching remotely long before Covid existed.
We applied this first to Ourselves?
when we are with the horse?
So many riders use the horse as time for the human to escape from reality or as an outlet from life's stresses.
Rarely do they recognize and address the Supportive Communication the horse needs from Us for them to stay mentally present, emotionally quiet, and physically reasonable.
The "Equine Partnership" will not be successful or retain quality if its foundation is based solely on the horse serving the human.
Direct route isn't the fastest
I find folks unreasonably expect (and are sales-pitched) things should happen quick and immediate with horses.
I find most horses asked to stand have a massive degree of containment imposed upon them to prevent them from physically moving.
There was an article on anti round pen usage... Here is my perspective/response:
I find 95% of folks misuse a round pen, whether under the guise of "exercising" or teaching conditioned responses, such as the lesser of two evils is to turn, face the human and be caught; which is a bullying tactic.