Horses have incredible memories. If you ever raise your hand or voice in anger to hit a horse, the horse will never forget the negativity. If you treat your horse with predator behavior, your horse with consider you as his enemy. If you lose your temper, strike out at your horse with your hand or fist, yell in resentment, or cause the horse pain or discomfort, your horse’s trust in you will be lost. I have had my horse Kamar for 22 years. Never once in all these years together does Kamar have any reason to fear me or distrust me. Our relationship is based on daily companionship, positive touch and friendly communication.