One of the most common reasons that a horse gets into trouble is the lack of basic skills from the handler.
The absence of handling skills can make a horse seem difficult, or “dangerous”.
But most likely the horse is just misunderstood.
In my opinion, the most important thing a person needs to know is, how to be honest with themselves and through that with their horse.
It's often very difficult to be genuinely fair at challenging situations. .
When handling a horse, it is very important to understand how the horse thinks and feels at that very moment: both physically as well as mentally. This is true for each individual horse.
If you are able to understand the horse in your hands, you’ll find his reactions are most likely explainable.
If the horse does something you were not expecting, you can also understand why this is happening. (you can also explain reactions that you weren't expecting).
It is an invaluable tool for a horseman to know what to look for in his horse. And it will prove also a blessing for that equine.
Knowing how to respond to a horse in trouble, enables you to defuse a potential dangerous situations.
The exercises my students are given, help to give the correct response naturally and automatically, and with that, they find themselves in sync with the horse they are working with.
The things I try to teach are not a set of tricks, but rather an overall understanding and communication of and between the horse and the handler.