Densensitizing a Spooky Horse, Part 3

So we’ve done two blogs on dealing with spookiness so far and now we’re talking about desensitizing a spooky horse by sacking out. How does it work?

A round pen (we have them up by the Western arena) is the best place to start with this. Basically the idea is that you allow your horse freedom […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Lessons, Advice|0 Comments

How to Deal with a Spooky Horse, Part 2

In our last blog we discussed what not to do when your horse spooks and why. It’s important to understand the why behind all of this—horses spook naturally and trying to force or fight it out of them is ineffective. We have to train it away kindly and patiently (and probably never entirely) by showing […]

By |March 8th, 2016|Lessons, Advice|0 Comments