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Make Your Horse More Accepting and Less Fearful - Horseman's News
If you’ve been around horses any length of time, chances are you’ve heard about “desensitizing.” While the concept may sound positive — getting your horse to be calm around things that previously upset him — some methods can actually backfire and cause more difficulties down the road.When you overload a horse with too much sensory information at once, he typically responds in one of two ways: he’ll either explode (“I’m outta here!”) or he’ll simply shut down and zone out (“I’m going to my happy place and it’s not here!”). Neither reaction is what you want.