Sometimes, my mare will be acting especially badly and when I analyze what I'm doing, how I'm feeling, whatever, I'll usually realize that I'm incredibly tense or nervous about something. Or sometimes, I'll start out kinda tense, she'll start being naughty, I'll get tense-r, she'll be naughtier, etc until I realize and de-tense-ify myself at which point she'll generally calm down significantly.
However, if I'm around her and I'm feeling sad or fragile, she'll generally be the most forgiving, laid back, gentle soul imaginable.
Fabio - 13 year old Arab/QH gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.