Originally Posted by netty83
Hi Sugarplum, I wasn't criticising in any way. Does the smacking of the face or mouth not lead to being slightly head shy? Genuine question.
I've never had a problem in that area since when you smack them you bring your hand to the face super fast. When you go to just touch the face you go a little slower. I think any horse would spook a little if you brought your hand to the horses head really fast. Atleast I have never had this problem but I first train my horses to let me touch them all over their body. Then I work on any other issues. First the trust and then respect