Our recent move has created so many changes & I'm trying to help my 14 year old quarter horse gelding to decrease his spooking. A little background - I've owned him for 6 months, my trainer helped me find him/worked with him and I & helped us build our partnership. My gelding is head shy (previously treated roughly & a previous owner tried to brand his face) He was used as a reining horse and its typical for him to spook at a hand/rope/broomstick raising quickly into the air or quickly towards him. A calm, slow, relaxed approach with clear communication and giving him time to process works well for him. We have a partnership, but it's not rock solid yet. My gelding has skills & manners - Ex: waits for a cluck/permission before walking on his own through a gate/forward, lowers his nose into his halter, respects my personal space, not mouthy, & responds to a very light leg and a light rein. My problem: we have moved from CA to WY & now our 2 horses live with us instead of boarding and my gelding is spooking more frequently and in response to a variety of triggers. A loud 35 mph wind with rain blew in quickly when the 2 horses were in the corral, we opened the gates to their paddocks & stalls, 1st horse came in, my horse hesitated at the entrance of his paddock and then bolted and began racing around the corral in fear. I walked calmly out into the corral, was able to get his attention and visually guide him into his paddock and then stall, where he calmed down, but other times when the wind has picked up - he is fine. He spooked when I was putting on his halter in his stall, but previously and afterwards has been fine with his halter in his stall. Other times I can't identify why he has spooked and he seems "on edge". He is the Leader of the 2 horses (and get along well in the corral, groom each other, and stand together against their shared stall wall with window bars, but when they are both in their paddocks they are still nipping and biting at each other across the fence - we're increasing the fence height tomorrow). When he spooks our other horse thinks there must be a reason/threat and he'll spook too. Their stalls and paddocks are beside each other, which they find comfort in, but it also becomes dangerous for us when we are in their with them. His reaction to the 35 mph wind and its noise mixed with rain and movement of the bushes etc - I understand and I'm glad he followed me and let me help him. But I have no idea what to do to help him with the other spooks that seem out of the blue - except, to make sure to not allow a "spook" to become an avoidance behavior, but I can't identify the trigger for his increased spooks. There are a lot of changes of course, so they have a structured daily schedule, they show they are learning the routines, and we are moving very slowly before we attempt to ride them. Does anyone have any suggestions?