Originally Posted by tinyliny
I am very curious to hear more about your comment that "desensitizing doesn't make the horse brave" and that it is thought to "ruin" them. I have not heard this before, ever. So, could you please elaborate?
I am always hugely impressed with how Brits ride their horse through all kinds of streets, villages, with lorries and cars and you name it coming up from behind . I find British riders pretty darn "ballsy".
You'd never get out of the arena if you didn't. From what I've experienced anyway, the trail riding around here, as compared to a place like Colorado, sucks.
I've also never heard that desensitizing a horse makes it less "brave" or "ruins" them. There was me thinking it was standard operating procedure for most competent horsemen and women when breaking and training horses.