Just like humans, horses learn through repetition in training. Repeat, repeat, repeat and repeat again until whatever movement or skill you are training becomes automatic, like a habit. According to sports psychologists, it takes 300-500 good repetitions for a person to make a physical movement a habit. It takes 3,000-5,000 repetitions for a person to break a bad habit of movement. This is an important concept when training your horse. If your horse is not doing the movement correctly and you cannot correct it within a few steps, stop what you are doing, regroup, and begin again. The more you practice a movement incorrectly, the more you are teaching the horse, through repetition, that the incorrect movement is what you want. It is better to have two steps of a correct movement followed by an immediate reward and regrouping, then ten steps of a movement done incorrectly.