Desensitizing your horse to spooky objects may just be one of the most valuable things you can do! When you’re out riding and something jumps out of the bushes, or a loud motorcycle goes by if you’re on a horse that has been properly desensitized it can really save you!
On the other hand, if you try and densensitize your horse the wrong way, you can make things a lot worse. Horses can end up being more fearful than they were in the first place and it becomes really frustrating for both horse and rider.
In this video Carson James shows us how NOT to desensitize a horse. He also shows the proper way. There are many great videos online about the proper way to desensitize, but not many that depict the wrong way so well. It is so easy to fall into the trap of making things worse. We hope this helps anyone wanting to desensitize their horse avoid the common pitfalls.
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