Destination training adds an important dimension to a horse’s ability to understand what we would like him to do. We have to remember that the horse is captive to an alien species.
Every moment we are with our horse trying to figure out how to communicate with him, he is trying even harder to figure us out and work out what we want him to do.
Giving the horse destinations helps him to make sense of many of our signals, because he sees a purpose to what we are asking him to do, rather than keep him forever locked into a mystery tour. Like us, to remain confident, horses like to know what is going to happen before it happens.
The pdf document has a bit more detail and much more information is available in the HorseGym with Boots clips on YouTube.