Its because animals want to be our friends and naturally want to help us. I know my horse is more calm and gentle when someone is really scared. I always tell them, see --she knows your afraid, so she's gonna go extra slow and be extra gentle.
Yes, horses are smart, sentimental creatures and they want us to love them. They also want us to let them out of their stalls to live with other horses and create the balance between riding time and being out in the outdoors. They want and need access to other horses.
I'm able to ride my horse with no saddle or bridle and she completely listens to everything I ask her to do, with no fear that I'm ever gonna get hurt, but it wasn't like that until I let her go out and live in pasture during the day. I can see how happy she is. I was always terrified of her getting hurt, but I have to risk it so she can feel freedom.
Just my opinion!
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