I have taken in a pity case to train and I'm having some trouble with her. The first problem is that she went to a completely green rider with less than 30 days on her. She's managed to stay on so far but I'm not sure how. Second is that I think she has been abused in the past. She is EXTREAMLY head shy and is anxious about everything. She wont put her head down and just relax even when I'm just taking her for a walk or grooming her. When being ridden she's pretty good with somewhat scary things on the ground but will freak out when any sound is made other than talking. For example I gently tapped my jaket and it made a soft smack sound, she thought it was the end of the world. Her owner doesn't really ask much of her and Is to green to help the horse. I realize she should probably sell her and get a horse more suited to her level but I don't see that happening anytime soon. So please help me bomb proof this horse in ways that won't just make her more nervous about life.
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