On the subject of you being a Preditor
Who is a Predator?
Because humans are, so capable one does not know the character of anyone until one has first-hand knowledge of and experiences that person. We humans have many social fronts that require various behaviors -
When humans are aware of being observed by other humans; our conduct is different than when unaware or unobserved, that is one of our unique human traits. I would think this human conduct could involve pretension from some sort, fear, ego humility, arrogance or whatever for whatever reason. Animals, on the other hand; do not vary their conduct when their peers are present, unless there is some sort of exchange going on which may initiate an action or movement on their part. Such as when two colts of equal herd status playing- they do not consider what the other horses are thinking about their conduct.
With modern technology, we present day humans are the greatest predators in the world. None can escape us. As humans, when we first meet, you will not know if I am herbivore or omnivore, however as we experience each other you will discover what I am.
The wild horse, being a prey animal, never having encountered a human, an elephant, or a great ape, must distrust and react with fight or flight to all three in a like manner. Otherwise, he would not have survived this long. If over time the horse consistently experiences any one of the three and they prove not to be a threat, the horse’s fight or flight syndrome will diminish. There is no training in this circumstance; it is unintentional learning.
We humans started as herbivores, we become omnivores, predators, first through discovery, exploring, and experience and eventually by choice. The elephant is herbivore, as is the great ape, which often walks upright, has eyes in the front of their heads, and neither are predators.
Initial encounter consistent in routine, and lacking in pain, anger, and/or other unpleasant effects, will diminish fear and the fight or flight syndrome. We use the aforementioned in the fundamental of good training, which lets the horse learn we mean him no harm.