It appears your horse could care less if you are nervous while riding at a competition.
"No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier
Or do they...?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19394879?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.P ubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=2&log$=relatedarticles& logdbfrom=pubmed
"When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."
Someone should share that with MY horse!!!