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If my horse spooks at one thing, usually it sets him off for the whole ride and he starts spooking at everything and is distracted. How do you think I can help this?

If my horse spooks at one thing, usually it sets him off for the whole ride and he starts spooking at everything and is distracted. How do you think I can help this?
use vocal commands as "good boy" or "you're okay" my horse really trusts me so that works pretty well
When your horse is scared or nervous you need to remain calm and try to reassure your horse with a calm voice and neck rubs. I keep talking to my horse and sometimes dismount and just walk with him awhile. If you can keep him focused on your talking and petting he might not notice the little things in the field. Once in a while try giving him a treat while riding. Treats can make for a pushy pocket biter so be careful.