The relationship between horse owners, riders and their horses can be a wonderful and very close experience. Most riders will encounter problems from time to time, which they attempt to correct, not always successfully, by seeking solutions in the riding school or by talking to horse whisperers. This book explores how mutual trust and respect form the basis of a fulfilling partnership. Every horse needs a trustworthy leader. A rider in whom the horse has no confidence forces the animal to take charge. As soon as a rider understands this balance of power, he or she can establish a small herd relationship as the basis for a successful partnership, leading to a true friendship with their equine companion. This book explains why ranking is so important, and how to establish it. It promotes a sense of partnership and friendship with horses. It explores the challenges for the human leader. It explains how communication through energy transfer can work.