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post #11 of 12 Old 12-16-2011, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Jr_lover View Post
lol this may sound kinda mean but when he spooks give him a good pop on the butt he'll think again before he does it next time. See some horses that spook for no reason see that they can get away with doing it its kinda like a bad habit you gotta break that bad habit some nice poppings are good. No its not cruel its just a way to teach him not to be scared.
^^^Actually that is cruel, because its a horses natural instinct when he/she is frightened. So next time you are terrified tell somebody to "pop" you :) ^^^

We have a horse that was doing that and we did not "just pop him" we got the vet out to check him and it turned out that he has a cyst in his right eye. So I would suggest getting him checked.

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post #12 of 12 Old 12-16-2011, 10:34 PM
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Yeah please don't discipline the horse for being scared. Work on getting him (her?) to relax and get used to all sorts of things via desensitizing or even clicker training.
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