"The connection you establish happens from the very first moment that the horse becomes aware of you, the very first time he becomes aware of your existence.  As you cross into his vision, his first glance as a prey animal is a quick and thorough assessment.  He may look calm, but for that very first moment he is ready.  Ready to spring away, to run. The judgement, the assessment is almost instantaneous, done in a split second. From that very first moment information about you is being assessed and judgements and assumptions are made about who, and what you are. Once aware he waits.  He waits for other communication, other signals to establish how he is going to interact with you.  Communication began that very first split second that he became aware of your existence and communication will be a part of your relationship from that first moment onwards."

Excerpt from Introduction to Kjrsos ~ The Language of the Horse