Has anyone ever told you ‘no’? I am sure they have. Maybe it was for your own protection, “No, don’t touch that-it will hurt you.” Or maybe the ‘No’ was to protect them. “No, I can’t go with you today.” or “No” without any reason at all.
How did you take that “No”? Did you receive it well or did it make you hurt, angry or something else?
Can your horse tell you ‘No’? Your kids? When they do, if they do, do you try to see where they are coming from or do you try to convince them that they need to see it your way?