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phoenix meets the dreaded..PLASTIC BAG!
lol so my trainer Roray introduced phoenix to plastic bags after he had a small freak out over one...i think he is coming along nicely..he is more sensative to it on one side over the other...but beings were working on it daily with him now..its getting so much better..and youc an see in this videos..he catches on really fast..im so happy roray has the patience of a saint...also..mute the videos..the wind was bad that day and is a bit loud :)
Trying to do this in a windy area doesn't make much sense to me, and I didn't see a horse that was "okay" with it at any point.
In fact, I think the "trainers" stance and distance may actually make things worse with this horse.
I use rub rag, and bag could have been used as one to get horse used to things moving/flopping, but this whole thing looked like too much sugar for a dime.
And would imagine this horse will continue to have hissy fits about things.
Phoenix is adorable :D I love doing this sort of desensitizing work with them. A couple of things your might think about doing is that at one point I thought Phoenix looked like he wanted to smell the bag and she didn't let him. The other is he needs to get use to the bag being on the ground around his feet and coming at him. I am by no means a trainer, just my .02 worth.
Keep up the good work and have fun.
Actually..Roray's approach does work with him,and this valley is always windy..so he needs to get used to that..i think we have a couple days a year here where the wind is NOT a major problem. everyone has their own way of training horses, there is no one right way, and how she does things,works for phoenix..he hasnt gotten worse, hes actually gotten alot better about bags, one can be sitting by him now when were grooming him, and he doesnt flip out,which is a **** nice thing, i dont pay her to help me with him,nor did i ask..she offered to help me with him and she is a long time friend of the family.
Lol, I wouldn't worry about the weather unless its blowing you over. Since I ride in anything I want to, my horses need to be prepared and accepting of the fact that, regardless of how windy it may or may not be, they need to be quiet and willing. Working them in all types of weather gets them over it. Looks like he'll be just fine with a couple more sessions!
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