with my mare i used anything i could find, ropes, whips, bags, brooms, chairs, tarps, saddle pads balls, etc. i touched her everywhere with them and also held them all over her back. i focused on the parts she didnt like, i always hold them in that spot until she relaxes. i also didnt hold her in one spot, but let her move around a lot, so she has to do it on her own, not because im forcing her. i usually did everything off lead in a round pen, i had a broken arm at the time so it was easier one handed to just have her loose and move with her. once they relax [head down, ears soft, licking/chewing.] you take the object/pressure off, then move on to a new area.
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