Heavy tarps cover the barn openings, 3 to a doorway. To escape the flies the horses had to decide which was worse, the bugs or the tarps. It took the first one about 20 seconds to decide and the other just followed. Think of ways of getting your horse to want to do something. Today I took the grain and poured half into one pan for horse B. I had a saddle blanket with me but didn't put the grain in the pan of horse A. When he first saw the blanket he rocked way back blowing a few snorts. I rattled the dish with grain to divert his attention. I then flopped the blanket on his back and poured some grain into his dish and stepped back. He was completely unconcerned about the blanket. When he was done I removed the blanket and flopped it a few more times and again left it on his back and gave him more grain. Again when he was done I removed the blanket. Then I saw his aha. He sidled a little closer inviting me to toss the blanket on and he got the last of his grain. He was not in a stall and could have left at any time as he was at liberty.