05-29-2009, 09:02 PM
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It takes a while to get a horse over being head shy. A lady's horse I worked on was 14 and you couldn't touch her head at all. I had to start at her shoulder, and stand next to her, work my hand up slowly, as I pet her - kinda like oops! I'm a little higher.... when my hand was on her ears, she tossed her head and threw a fit, and I held there until she quit. Then I moved away. That went on for about 3 months. She's totally over it, and with time, she's now allowing just about anyone to handle her ears, cradle her muzzle, etc. Just take your time.