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        01-27-2014, 10:36 AM
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    Yearling
    Desensitizing training & tips

    For me, desensitizing training is very inprotant for my animals. I want them to be as "spook proof" as possible. I got a little creative on the flag desensitizing with Danee last spring. Recently, I got creative with old baling twine & pvc pipe. Don't worry all the strings are cut so there's no loups to get hung up on! What are some creative ideas everyone has done to "de-spook" their driving animals?
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        01-27-2014, 10:56 AM
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    Started
    We actually have a horse who can drive, but since we have gotten him we haven't had a place to drive him.
    When we tried him out before we bought him he did okay. The only thing I saw that could be worked on was that he couldn't see aournd him, so he was much more jumpy and nervous - so we will work on that. Just having it on him more often and such.
         
        01-27-2014, 11:58 AM
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    Foal
    Foil balloons on the hay ring.
    Wind chimes hanging around the the water.
    Tarps over, under, beside, the horse. Also have them walk over it.
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        01-27-2014, 11:59 AM
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    Foal
    I have been working on desensitizing my filly to flapping things. I tied a flag to the end of a flexible rod. My biggest issue when I get it near her face is keeping her from eating it. LOL I think desensitizing is so important especially if you are going to be on the road at all. You never know what is going to come flying at you!
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        01-27-2014, 01:18 PM
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    Green Broke
    Danee is absolutely adorable. I love the flag contraption.

    I second waving around blankets. I learned the hard way that my gelding is terrified of them. Especially pink ones...
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        01-27-2014, 01:27 PM
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    Originally Posted by Zexious    
    Danee is absolutely adorable.
    Forget Danee, I'm in love with that grass.
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        01-27-2014, 02:14 PM
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    Green Broke
    ^Haha, yeah! We don't get grass like that here do we, Left?
         
        01-27-2014, 02:48 PM
      #8
    Foal
    That grass does look wonderful! I am praying for some rain sometime soon! We haven't had any where we are at. Which is pretty unusual for us. It was really dry last year too. I have a feeling I will be buying hay from out of state unless we get some.
         
        02-02-2014, 07:26 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Walking across crinkley, noise making surface, CHECK!! Poor Molly kept looking at me like "Mom, why do you keep doing this stuff to us!!!"
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