I've had my mare two years now. The first time I rode her I knew someone had spent a good deal of time training her. She was 12 when I bought her and is just a wonderful horse to ride, very responsive, neck reins very well and steers effortlessly.
This is one of those times when I'm pretty sure she knows as she'll do it from time to time, but I have to figure out how to ask.
The good thing is she's eager to please......and we've bonded very well so she trusts me and I trust her.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.