"When I was 5 years old, all I wanted was a horse. What I got was a tricycle... After I grew up a bit more and I turned 10 I kept bugging my parents "I want a horse! I want a horse!" But instead I got a bicycle..
Then, finally, when I was 12 years old my world turned around. I joined a pentathlon team and I was able to ride on a horse. It didn't go exactly as I imagined it, but I was finally able to ride on horses.
I loved every minute I spent riding, I was able to ride on more different horses and I had a coach guiding me on the way. I made it to the national Pentathlon team.
But despite everything, I was about to learn a lesson I am never going to forget. One day I went hacking out with a friend. I thought I was a decent rider already, but then it happened. My horse got scared and went into uncontrollable gallop. My heart started racing, I had no control, I wasn't able to stop him and the only thing on my mind was expectation of pain. A few seconds later my horse decided to run under a tree branch where he could fit, but I could not.
That ended up in a very cartoonish moment of me being thrown down to the ground. As I laid there on the ground in pain with a bunch of cracked bones trying to get up, something changed. I decided there can absolutely be no more of this.
From now on I wanted to learn how to get my horses to want to listen to me. Not because they would be scared of me, not because I will be giving them treats, but because they will respect me as their leader. I wanted my horses to listen reliably under all circumstances. The journey to that was long, I stopped riding English, I started riding western, trying to improve my relationship with horses.
Later I figured out that its not about which type of a saddle you are using. It is about how you treat your horse. That is how philosophy of Invisible Horse Control started getting born."