Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: In my own little world;)
This could be something else to try. I would tie some of the objects in his stall (securely of course) start with them against a wall, if/when that isn't an issue, try tying some from the ceiling at a level where he's not going to get poked in the eyes or something, but where he can't exactly completly avoid them either. It's no different then desensitizing in and arena with you holding on. I've found most horses associate their stall with their "happy/safe" place. Start to include those items with that safe place. using a fork as an example, walk into his stall, pretend your not paying any attention to him, place it in the nearest corner you feel safest going to, and walk out. Wait a bit, go back in & take it back out, keep repeating trying to put it closer each time. If there's not a medical reason for the "phobia" he should, in theory, eventually put it together that it's not actually a killer shovel,whip, fork, etc. Don't give him a reason to be aggressive towards the items.
BUT, like the others said (and I've unfortunately experienced this) it may be an issue that is unresolvable, and the best option may be PTS.
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