It has been my experience that once we start seeing and understanding the world the way the horse does, he won’t seem nearly as unpredictable.
Not only does that understanding help us stay safe, it also helps us be a better trainer and caretaker for our horses. It is why we encourage all our students to watch horses at liberty as often as they can.
Once you start taking notice of the signals they give, you’ll find the horse’s behaviour can make a lot more sense. And in that understanding you’ll find great insights for training.