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Training a scared horse requires using repetition and showing the horse complete confidence in a situation. Stay cool and calm when training a frightened horse with advice from an equestrian team head coach in this video on horse training.
If you have a horse that tends to be scared of things, repetition is your best friend. You need to make sure that you constantly approach the thing that is scary in a way that's very calm and controlled. You need to make sure that no matter how scared your horse gets, you stay absolutely cool, calm and collected. If you get tense and scared, your horse has reason to think that there is something to be scared of. So, for instance if my horse is scared of the doorway, as many horses are, because things come in and out. I'm going to have an inset with them and use my inside leg and she's not allowed to look out as I go by. She needs to feel like I'm one hundred percent in control so that she can relax. If your horse has this problem and it gets worse, the best idea is to consult with a trainer that can give you more advice for your specific case.
Specialty: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation