Originally Posted by herdbound
OctoberArabian it is a matter of spending lots of time with the animal and learning what to expect that in a way is reverse training of the human.
I had to get over my fears after being hurt by a bad throw. THEN, I kept looking at badly trained horses and even got thrown by one I was trying. I wasn't afraid before this. MY advice is like above, T I M E spent with your horse.
Make a list of every basic obedience and jot down how YOUR horse behaves. This is where your start.
Then you work on the ground on every one of them until your are SO BORED and your horse is behaving SO WELL that you just have to move on to the next thing. I have a friend who adopted a Mustang and her foal. She spent one solid year spending time talking to the mare in her stall before she ever started working with her, and now has her broken and solidly trained. Yes, SOMETIMES it takes that long.
Read this thread: This is how we train a fearless trail horse!
If you still don't know how a horse SHOULD behave, PM me and I'll give you a detailed list. =D