Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
My horse is a huge sketchbag..
Okay, so my horse is scared of EVERYTHING. I really don't know why. He was perfectly fine when I first got him, but it's getting harder and harder to walk him even, so I'm a bit nervous about riding him and having him spook at everything. First off, he's scared of cars driving even remotely close to him. He's even scared if he sees people driving by on the road. He's scared of all loud noises. He's scared of bags, doors, and the newest addition, people. I was walking him a few days ago to stretch his legs and he caught sight of a person jogging up the road and he reared, snorted, pranced, and tried to bolt. He was fine after I calmed him down a little, but when I took him back in the barn and put him on the crossties, he almost had a heart attack when someone walked into the barn carrying a bag of shavings. I don't know. I haven't been riding him lately due to icy conditions and such but I'm a bit nervous about riding him now. Any tips or whatnot on how to cure him of his fears?
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