Reactive is not the same as responsive A reactive horse is one that is stuck in survival mode. They are in a constant state of anxiety. They don’t trust their rider/handler to make good decision on their behalf. The horse doesn’t have a good leader and feels the need to react in the name of self preservation. A responsive horse is a secure animal that is easily adjustable and ready to execute the request of the rider/handler. These horses have found a trusted herd leader and don’t feel the need to react to every stimulus they encounter.
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