Nervous horses need a good trainer and they are not easy to handle. Standing still in one place is not an easy task for them, because they react to everything around them. This means that you can hardly mount a nervous horse and you can’t walk around with them peacefully. Their speed might escalate and they can spook easily.
You will have a lot of hard time if trying to ride a nervous horse. Most of the riders get tensed, frustrated and they are trying to overcome the problem by keeping the horse away from food and water, using raw reins, leverage rings or holding the horse tied in one place for hours!
It is important that you find the reason that makes your horse nervous. Energy might be one of the few reasons. He might have plenty of it and simply can’t stay calm. Maybe the horse is young and everything is new to him. Also he might have had some bad experience in the past, so now he is just scared and uncomfortable. Remember that these animals are not people!
Force won’t cure a nervous horse and pressure might be one of the reasons that he is nervous. Sometimes riders don’t know what to do with their nervous horse and instead of fixing the problem, they do a lot more damage to the animal. That’s why they should ask for a professional opinion from trainer who knows how to take care of nervous horse. The reasons for the horses’ discomfort must be eliminated before he gets emotionally damaged.