Originally Posted by Mustangg
I agree, let him loose to let him know there are no monsters, maybe he was mistreated in the past that's why he is scared? Isn't it you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink? LOL.
How does being abused make a horse afraid of low lighted areas?
I was curious about horse eyesight so I did a yahoo search...
Horses require approximately 15 minutes for their vision to adjust when moving between differently lighted environments. Remain on familiar paths and keep to a slow pace after emerging from a brightly lighted barn for an unlighted evening ride or when turning horses out for the night. |
Sudden brightness takes an equal amount of adjustment, as you notice each time you flip the barn light switch for the predawn feeding: Every occupant squints and blinks until his eyes adapt.
I agree with letting him run around the arena and let him find the monsters.