05-31-2012, 04:27 PM
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I would be more inclined to desensitize than to accomodate a horse's fear of fly spray. It will be part of her life for the rest of her life. Since we all know it isnt hurting her, she can get used to it. Just keep working with her. Apply it everytime you see her, just make it part of the entire grooming process, even on days you don't ride.
My 19 year old Connemara is afraid of fly spray. Did I let that stop me when I got him a year ago? Not even a little bit. I can now approach him slowly, show him what i'm doing with it and then apply the fly spray. I can even do it sometimes at liberty- though we're still working on that. You just have to be consistent, and act as if this isnt phasing you at all, just like it shouldnt phase her.