I’ve challenged myself recently with the thought that I want to achieve more Rapport than Respect with horses..
This couldn’t have become clearer after looking into the definition of each word.
‘a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well.’
‘a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.’
I encourage you to strive for a little more rapport over respect.. could be as simple as changing the word association..
All the best