Understand how a horse thinks? I never knew how much is going on in a horses mind.
When I first got into horses I thought I could look at a horse and figure out what they were thinking. But the first time I watched John Lyons throw a lasso rope at a unbroke horse in a round pen and then expect the horse to walk right up to him with that rope in his hand. And the horse did just that.
I was floored, and then knew, there was a lot going on in the horses brain, and it is funny to say, but you DO have to think like a horse to get along well with them. In my books I will do my best to pass on what I know about horses and how they think.