Just act like his friend, I take the horses I am working with on walks, if i need to go grab my grooming stuff from the place i keep it i bring the horse with me, the two mares i'm working with i treat as my best friends, they follow me around, i follow them around, i sit in their stalls with them, in their paddocks with them, and they seem to understand it that i love them and want them to love me back, and they do. an example is the other day i wasn't feeling well (the general common cold) and i had woken up and went to the barn and felt the urge to sit down and rest because i had become out of breath, and in my life i have never had this happen, and so i sat down on jewel's hay and her pasture buddy, chelsea, generally tries to cause problems and boss jewel around which can sometimes lead to me getting pushed around also, (shes doing better about me being the boss though) and so i was sitting on some of jewels hay, and chelsea decided she wanted to eat it, so she started coming towards jewel and jewel stood right in front of me very close and put her ears back at chelsea and reached towards her when she came to close and actually BIT chelsea! she defended me against chelsea, and i was amazed because jewel is so easily intimidated by chelsea and jewel defended me. :) it was a great feeling, and thats when i knew all the time spent after school walking the mile and a half down the road to go and lead jewel around and groom her and hang out with her was worth it. i've known people who say "oh they're jsut horses" and think that they can't love people, but i beg to differ with them all the time because over and over i have known a time a horse has saved me. a tb mare i used to take care of during the winters when she didn't race, dream, i was leading her back from her turnout pen one morning and all of a sudden before i opened the gate she reared and started acting up, and then i couldn't understand why, and there wasn't much i could do about it once she reared she was too high for me to reach her to calm her down, me being only 4' 5" and 9 years old, so she kept rearing all the way up and then she did that a few times then ran in a circle and then came back to me and reared a few more times. so i decided to let her stay in the paddock a few more minutes not understanding what was going on and began opening the gate to let myself out and she actually pushed her way between me and the gate and stood in front of it and Would Not Budge. shortly afterwards a retired jockey came running out of the barn to make sure i was okay, turned out there had been a coyote in the barn isle way. I never would have known. Dream saved me from a potentially very dangerous situation. Sometimes people just overlook things adn think the horse is misbehaving when they are trying to tell you something but you need to turn to them and figure out what they are tryin to get across to you. Treat your horse like a best friend and they will treat you the same back.