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post #11 of 15 Old 07-03-2012, 02:19 PM
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She may be British, but I'm an American and have never heard the term Sacking Out before. O.o Ever.

So, it's just desensatizing?

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post #12 of 15 Old 07-03-2012, 02:24 PM
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Yes, it is a method for desensitization. The term came from using a sack (burlap I think) to rub all over the horse.

I start with one thing, like a feed sack (not the paper ones), and transition through all kinds of things. One of my favorites is a yellow slicker. It's amazing how many horses I've come across that were scared of them, and in our trail classes, we often have to pick one up and carry it. :)
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post #13 of 15 Old 07-03-2012, 02:32 PM
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I never once in all my long life ever got attacked by a loose sack
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-03-2012, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Drifting View Post
She may be British, but I'm an American and have never heard the term Sacking Out before. O.o Ever.

So, it's just desensatizing?
You are not allowed to use the word desensitizing either as its REALLY hard to spell
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post #15 of 15 Old 07-03-2012, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie View Post
I don't find that people ride on busy roads like we had to in the UK to get anywhere so maybe the horses dont see so much of life.
How is lovely Shropshire? I lived there once and was so sad to leave. My son was born there.
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