Love your horse? Pet him, brush him and give him a bath. Do all the tack work yourself. Especially focus on how to properly ride and how to read a horses' body language. Remember that the horse will handle just as well for you if you don't get excited or rush him. This is important for you, so you can get yourself together, and the horse, because it warms him up so he doesn't pull a muscle. This is also a good time to find any problems with the tack, such as a bit that isn't working right.