Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
The two answers given so far surprised me - my response is quite different. I would say that I like my horses to be used to all different kinds of machinery and to be able to ride past them without them spooking - so I'd honestly treat this as a training opportunity to teach the horse not to be afraid of this particular monster.
However - I don't think I can ever remember a scenario where a horse was so scared of a piece of stationary machinery that the above wasn't possible
I can imagine getting the response you describe if the machine was full of squealing pigs..... but not just a standing 'thing'.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.