The flag can be one of the best tools to help a horse get more in tune with you. Horses operate with self preservation, always aware of their surroundings in order to protect themselves. It we can establish better acceptance to the aids, the ability to bend the horse, respect of space, and respect of the lead rope, we can support our horses. Horses do get scared throughout their lives, the important thing is to be able to support them when they are scared. This video shows Joseph working with a 5 year old here that is spooky and worried about the flag. He comes through to a place of softness toward the end. Thank you so much to Heidi for organizing such a great clinic!