Once your horse understands these patterns, the next step is to teach him how to respond to different pressures.
Especially when you’re working with horses in a human world, you’re going to encounter objects or animals that might seem very scary to your horse.
Think of judges boxes, cows, umbrellas or birds hiding in the bushes.
Even though your horse has just learned how he can relax in his body, he doesn’t know yet how he can apply this to situations that causes pressure and makes him want to rely on his natural instinct.
Instead of trying to distract him or trying to comfort him, saying it’s ok and trying to convince him not to bolt, you can also teach him that he doesn’t have to fight or flee.
And instead, teach him how to respond to different types of pressures.