Terrible fear of large vehicles?
custard went to the northern ireland festival in april, and a tractor drove a bit too close to his bum, causing a bolt. since then, he has been TERRIFIED of any large vehicle going near him. for example, a week and a half ago, me and my friend were hacking up the hill at my yard when we saw two vans coming down the hill. (there is a motocross taking place at my yard this weekend, lots of vans have been up and down the hill but there didn't seem to be too many around that day.) we turned quickly and started walking down but custard freaked at the vans, bolting and throwing huge bucks. I held my hand up to the driver to ask him to stop revving the engine, he kept going and custard grew more and more unsettled. that dented my confidence slightly.
then, two days ago, we were hacking and a guy from my yard came right up beside us on a massive digger. he KNOWS custard is scared of them, and didn't stop even when custard reared RIGHT UP. I was terrified and we bolted down a very very steep hill, not getting stopped until the very bottom when I was in tears and custard was an emotional wreck. today he was in the paddock and a digger just went past his paddock, not even near him, and he took a psycho. this is really worrying me, it's becoming dangerous! any ideas?:(
Custard; I love you! 3/1/2011 ♥