Safety, comfort, play and food. A horses hierarchy of needs. When people don´t understand this they can use food to bribe a sceptical horse into a horse trailer and more and more discomfort (spurs, whips and force) to make disinterested, sour horses perform better.
The result is the same, it doesn´t work. With a left brain horse, safety and comfort are not an issue, but play and food are. A left brain horse reads you like a book. Think about what might be important to your horse
. Be more savvy and do the unexpected. Humans are creatures of habit. Horses know what happens before it happens
. Surprise your horse! Horses do not understand punishment and they don´t deal well with pressure. Respect is earned by being the kind of person your horse would like to interact with.
With a left brain horse, play is how you create respect, food treats is how you develop incentives.
Always remember; Your horse is the one you need to impress!
(taken from a savvy club article)