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What are some methods you use to help calm your horse or get him/her re-focused when he/she spooks or gets distracted while riding?

What are some methods you use to help calm your horse or get him/her re-focused when he/she spooks or gets distracted while riding?
The mare I'm currently riding spooks at everything and anything and just takes off. I make a small circle (10m) and when she slows down to walk I get her on the bit again. If I know that she will spook at something I make her come to a halt and just pet her to calm her down. I have been riding her for years now so I know that sounds scare her, but I guess it's not that easy with the horse you don't know well. I hope this was useful :)