If a horse wants to look at something it's scared of, do you let him? - Page 9 - The Horse Forum
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post #81 of 82 Old 04-02-2015, 12:09 PM
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I tend to let mine have a look and then expect him to get on with it. I'm lucky that because he's always had this approach taken with him, he doesn't nap or run backwards from something scary, just snorts, has a look, realises it won't eat him and carries on.
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post #82 of 82 Old 04-02-2015, 10:31 PM
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Well Smilie, there are exceptions to every rule and I think most of us that prefer to allow our horses to check out that which scares them have enough common sense to know there are some circumstances where it's not possible.
I think it depends if the horse needs confidence building and you are in a situation where you can turn it into a lesson, it's a good thing. Sometimes you just can't afford to do that.
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