I’m honestly just glad that I have a horse that won’t take bad training from me. She’d murder me or just become completely depressed if I whaled on her. I love that about her. Her behavior is very clear when she’s not comfortable with something, which is what I need as I learn to be a better trainer. I feel worse for the horses who have people pull them around and just take it.
My horse rarely has to escalate for me to know that my training isn’t working. It just ended up working really well between us and I’m so lucky.