No I don't think your attacking me
This is a great discussion....
The statement I'm referring to was, "...if you do get off your horse knows ur frightened and will become dependant on you getting off..."
Yes a horse can sense if you are not confident. That's how they survive.
When you loose the confidence they can't trust you to help them to survive.
I was going on a trail ride one day and there was this cow in a thicket of bushes and I new my horse didn't have a clue that it was there and as we walked closer and closer the cow started moving out of the bushes towards us and at that point my horse jumped side was by a length of two feet. I didn't tense up and grasp the reins I sat firm in my seat which gave her a sense of comfort and that what was coming out of the bushes she didn't need to fear.
Horses are dependent on you! We are their herd mate and instinct tells them that they have to rely on us for safety....
Getting off the horse teaches him a lesson. The question is what type of lesson did you teach him when you got off his back????????