Strengthen the Bond with your Horse – Scratching / Grooming
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Horses mutually groom each other to develop and maintain pair bonds. Humans can strengthen the bond they have with their horse by scratching their neck and withers and anywhere else the horse prefers. Added bonus is that it lowers the heart rate, especially around the withers, heart rate can be lowered significantly. This is good to know when you are trying to calm your horse down.