yes.... especially if you tend to slide off unintentionally. *grins*
I dont know. But they can feel if you're scared or not
They sense your confidence, if you are nervous, they get nervous
Yes I would think so.
Yes a good mount can read your emotions just like a dog. Horses can sense your mood and make it harder or easier for you to ride.
Are you going horse back riding for the first time?
Horses do look at you, but the first time you touch there neck is the most important really.
Horses have emotions and tempers to. Something about that woman did not sit well with that horse.