1) The horse's brain is very different from ours. His memory, senses and way of learning are very different too. Understand these differences and always remember them when training.
2) Know how training works. Understand the most important scientific principles, in particular – operant conditioning, habituation, shaping and classical conditioning.
4) Don't have unrealistic expectations when you are first training responses. Reward small improvements and understand that the shaping process takes time.
5) Horses can't do two things at once so only ever ask for one response at a time. For example, don't ask for stop and go at the same time because this is impossible for the horse and causes stress.
6) Each signal should produce only one response. For example, pressure on both reins should only ever cause the horse to slow his legs.
7) Be consistent with your horse at all times, both on the ground and under saddle. Be clear about what it is that you want him to do so that he develops consistent habits. Don't change the rules!
8) Make self carriage a priority every day and at every stage of training.
9) Learn what the flight response looks like. Understand that it is a problem and learn how to control it during training.
10) Having a calm and obedient horse should be your ultimate goal at all times. If your horse displays the flight response at any time during training you need to change what you are doing.