Well i must admit i never find poeple getting hurt/frightened funny but it does prove a point doest it?
Dogs flying out of somebodies drive will always get my mare a little jumpy because its a natural predator, and when she hasnt spotted them they do come as abit of a shock. Dogs that have been spotted will usually be ignored.
OOOOoooh yes umbrellas....note to self!
I must admit i had the clippers on my little gelding when he was 6months old as i had rescued him and he had to have these horrid matts cut out of his coat. He didnt bat an eyelid as he is generally horrizontal, but still with the eagerness i desire to go ODE-ing. Although to young to be tested fully at the moment.
My mare first had clippers on when she was 3 but then thats the age i had her at, so it couldnt have been any younger, unfortunately she was parked in a field until then as with all this guys horses. The poor things have such a shock when they are brought in, never seen a stable, barn, etc etc its a nightmare and thats why my mare took so much longer than my gelding i suppose. (who is currently on the naughty step!!! The others have all gone out and hes stuck in because he had forgotten how to behave himself! Will go back down in a min and he'l be a lamb- i dont know why he tries it on because he knows he'l never be aloud to behave like that! Smacking him just doesnt work you see, he is the most thick skinned animal i and everybody else, have ever met! so i have to play mind games with him instead! Any suggestions with repremands for that type of horse would be greatfuly recieved)
He is a pig headed teenager with a bad attitude problem at the moment. He is also teething like mad and has a very hot and sore jaw so adding to his attitude! He went from angel to rebel over night after he had been gelded for some weeks. He has to be kept on top of at all times but smacking doesnt work at all! Not letting him get his own way works and so too does shouting but there is only so much shouting i can do. He is about 15.3 now and still growing but he is a hanoverian x tb (more the hanoverian-huge stocky, strong and stupid! Great mover though hehe) You can do anything to him- which is a problem in itself, as now he isnt frightened of anything, literally! I have done less desensitizing with him than any of my others, yet he is crazy (to much) bombproof!