Does a complete release of pressure lead to boredom for the horse. When we drop the reins, the horse has nothing to do, but they also know they can’t leave. Is it better for the horse to have a job to do when they are with us? A bit like working in an office job, if you had finished all your tasks and the boss says ‘ohh well you can take a break for a while’. And you think ‘but I am in an office?!’ and you would be happier if you had something to do to keep you busy.