Debunked : “Getting motivated!”
There are only 2 ways all living beings are being motivated.
1) we are motivated TO AVOID pain/discomfort/unpleasant things (these are called ‘aversive’) and
2) we are motivated TO GET pleasure/wonderful things/things that make us feel good (these are called ‘appetitive’).
From your horses’ point of view : unfortunately he/she just sees a whip.
Or the (‘carrot-‘)stick.
Which path (of training) do you choose (for your horse)?