The mare in question is my good trail horse. She is pretty level headed and is not afraid of fire. During her saddle training her trainer rode her through an area that was smoking due to a forest fire 24 hours earlier. I have gotten tangled in wire (not bob wire) on a ride and had her stop, and carefully lift herself out of the wire. She has also kept her head in many other "near disaster" trail situations. I trust this mare with my life on the trail. This is the mare I am thinking of flare training/desensitizing.
I am wondering if anyone has done this before and how they went about doing it? Is it too dangerous/silly to be worth teaching? Since we are literally playing with fire I would like opinions.
The plan is to start the mare off used to the flares on the ground from a distance and then gradually decrease the distance.