Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Missouri
"Overall, does an audience cause an effect for the horse?"
It depends on how good you are at keeping the horse's attention on you all of the time. If your trying to solve a problem with the horse, the audience can be a major hinderance.
"How do we ask an audience not to form?" If you don't want an audience, don't work the horse.
"Shall we contact the owner of the horse prior to our session and ask that we train alone?" Depend on how well you are at the training.
"Have you found this to be a problem when you are training a horse?"
You bet, we've trained many of them, where an audience would have made the task almost impossible.