A forgiving horse is one that, for example, sees a raven fly out of a bush right in front of him, gets frightened, and shies. But instead of staying scared and running back home, out of control, your horse forgets about the raven and remembers that you taught him to obey you instead of his natural instincts. He’s willing to put his trust in you again. But there’s another kind of forgiving horse. This horse has often been unfairly reprimanded or mistreated, usually because of ignorance on his owner’s part—and he forgives her for it.