my horses self confidence is low i think because she can be pretty spooky at times. I was wondering if there were exercises that could make her more self confident?
This is very important. I have friends that spend a lot of time with desensitizing training at the barn, only to find their horses still spooky on the trail or when out alone.I'd say have LOTS of 'bombproofing' sessions. In lots of different environments, as horses don't generalise well.
Yep, it's not so much about any specific thing or noise, but mainly that she has trust in you to look out for her & keep her safe in scary situations. So approach & retreat 'bomb proofing', walking in front of her, or between her & 'monsters' on a scary trail, etc are great 'mental exercises' for building that trust & confidence in you to control the situation.its really more noises and things that you cant see, like in bushes or something, when she gets spooky. And she gets nervis in new environments. But just in general , not thinking about her spooking, i feel like she needs a mental exercise i can do with her to get her relaxed or something. I dont know if anyone knows something like this. But I will definatly do some bombproofing sessions with her, that will probably help Thank