So, it is about 9°F outside. That mean no riding. It is at the peak of coldness here in NY, and I can't ride when it's cold out. Not because I'm wimpy, but I want to save Sasha's lungs.
Anyway. I was hoping to de-spook [notice I didn't say bomb proof] Sasha. She isn't very spooky, but I figured I might as well. She occasionally jumps at things, so I can allways strive for improvement! =] I want to be able to walk over tarps and such, but I don't know where to start! From the ground, clearly, but I'm hopeless! I think I will get out the rope halter [just for added control so she doesn't completely take off and freak out: I don't want to punish her for being nervous, but I don't want a loose horse either! ] So, what do you suggest? I'm thinking about walking her up to the tarp/object/whatever, letting her look at it from afar, bring her a little closer, then let her sniff it until she's bored of the item, then walking onto it/by it? I really don't know where to start, I've never had a horse I was allowed to do this stuff with. It's always been lease horses!
Help! Am I completely off track?