So I'm riding a 6 year old Arabian gelding named Maverick who is very spooky! I'm going to be taking him to his first gymkhana on the 17th and up until then I'm looking into doing a bunch of bomb proofing with him so that he doesn't get me off during the gymkhana by spooking at a bag flying by or whatever. So I have many many ideas on what to do to help this but I'd like to hear yours!
Here are some of mine (in no order):
-make a big archway and hang streamers from it for him to walk through
-walk over a tarp
-rub a bag over him
-hang bags from a fence and walk him by it
-play a tambourine, maracca and some metal thing that makes a really CLANGy sound beside him
-throw a tennis birdie over his back to a friend
-walk him through four poles spaced close together
-walk him through barrels placed on their sides with poles ontop of them (like a pathway)
-walk him by a mirror
-kick an excersize ball around him and through his legs
-bounce a balloon on and off his back
I had a few more ideas that I can't think of right now. But anyway, what are your bomb proofing excersizes that may help me prepare for this gymkhana?
Thanks a lot!