Originally Posted by ErikaLynn
How did you teach your horse to fall asleep while being braided??
The horse I ride, shakes her head every three seconds..she's a nightmare to braid. My trainer drugged her once and she still shook her head around except then she just had her eyes closed.
I wish she would fall asleep while I was braiding her.
Well, my horse used to be HORRIBLE with a capital H. He would reach around, pull the stool out from under you, move all over the place, bob his head, and occasionaly rear. I finally got a twitch and twitched him and that worked for a little while. I finay felt like he would get the picture and took it off, but he continued to move. I let him move for a little while, but I got sick of it and slapped his neck. Don't attack me for saying it, but it worked. He now falls asleep and puts his head down whenever you get on a step stool by his neck.
I also got my trainer to ACE (I think that's what it's called) a horse that had a complete fit whenever I would get by his ears or put the string in to braid. Also, I saw on the video Lucky Braids, to take a towel and put it over their eye to stop them from seeing what your doing. I've never tried it, but she's a very VERY professional braider, and it seemed to work for her! Posted via Mobile Device