The key to spook control is teaching the horse emotional control as a response from the horse. It doesn't mean that your horse will never get scared again, as we are all capable of and should have fear as a natural emotion. However, we can train our horse to respond to fear in a manner that will allow us to keep us and him in control and safe.

Exposing your horse to a myriad of situations is important but we also want to teach the horse to 'face' fear rather than be desensitised to everything. Below is a series of pictures showing just one of the exercises that we often teach horses who are inclined to spook or be nervous.

Calm and relaxed!