Honestly can't say I have ever worked up to that point where the horse would flip out. I would not put a horse in a position to potentially freak it out so I had to UNDO what I had worked to build up to.
Maybe my wording wasn't right. Not that they would flip out and go beserk but they would spook. Also I meant to bounce not really jump.
If they can't take me bouncing next to them then they probably aren't ready for someone to jump up on them.
This test would be when first evaluating them before I would have done any training with them. So if they spook I would know they aren't ready.
When I mount up on a horse, I do a couple bounces before going up to get momentum. So I do use it to train them. If they spook when training, I would keep bouncing next to them until they stand calmly. Posted via Mobile Device