Today what I would like to talk to you about is horses that shy and I’m sure a lot of people would like to have an idea of why this can happen. There are of course many reasons why a horse shies and it is sometimes very complicated to say exactly what it is. Many times however the horse shies because something spooks him and he wants to get back some control. So instead of performing the act that he is being asked to, he shies. In those circumstances, the best way to get over it is opposite to what most people do. The traditional thing to do is try to to get the horse used to the object in question. Instead, try this. Ride your horse past the object, do not pay any attention to it and continue on your way. This way gets the horse over the idea that he needs to control the situation.