08-20-2013, 09:03 AM
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Good! It looks like your on your way.
When she spooks at a particular thing, like a big rock or a tree stump, don't just ride past it. Go past it once using a 'leg yield' to move her shoulder toward it and take her head away from it. Then, a few feet past it, turn her toward it and go back past it the opposite direction, leg yielding the opposite way. I will do this and go back and forth, usually at a trot, until the horse drops its head and wariness and just ignores the thing. The very last thing I do is let the horse rest along side of the object, NEVER facing it or inspecting it. Every single spook becomes a workout until the horse no longer just gives up spooking.