I think my horse has confidence in my. We practice and show spring, summer, and fall. A lot of our practices are just trail rides and short gallops in the field. Then once or 2 a week we do a medium to hard work out on the patterns. And one day just doing some training in the patterns. I do have soft hands, but if i loosen the reins at all he takes advantage and speeds up because he luvs to run. And i actually have a really good seat because i have another horse that’s lazy and spunky at the same time and bucks for joy. So i think i have the seat mastered. I have been on my horse through a rearing fit too.