So lately I've been having trouble with my Gelding and his spookyness.
He's never put me in danger from a spook, I have only fallen from him once (touch wood) when he shied at a metal pole on the ground, but it was more the sound of the stones he kicked onto it...
He also shies at barrels when he kicks stones onto them. Making it slightly harder to jump.
He also shies at lines draw into the arena, but I think that's just him pretending to be scared. ;)
My question is, how do you desensitize a 500+ kilo horse?!
If he were to continue shying it wouldn't be too much of a hassle, but I just feel, for us to progress together, he needs to get over his 'silly' shies. :)
Thanks in advance.