Originally Posted by nyg052003
sounds good. I'm not sure I will be able to get the motorcycle training but I did use my 4 wheeler today to expose it to him and took it in the pasture and let him take his time and sniff it out and stuff. But I will surely as time goes on, expose him to louder and louder stuff letting him get used to it
The more, different things you expose him to, the better. One last thing to keep in mind as you do this desensitizing, though. We typically assume that the loud noise is the problem (and it usually is a big part of it), but don't assume
that is the only concern to your horse. In my experience, I've seen horses get nervous by motorcycle riders with full helmets, the sun flashing off shiny chrome, seeing their reflection in car windows, etc. I've learned to never be surprised at what little thing that we don't give a second look to may bother a horse.