Tarps, Puddles and Other Scary Horse Eating Things

So you want to introduce something spooky to your horse. It may be a new environment or a new object, or maybe it isn’t anything new at all but that darned puddle that he is always worried about. Helping horses gain confidence with new and potentially scary experiences starts with the rider’s ability to assert themselves in a calm and patient leadership role. Horses are herd animals, and in the wild they would look to the lead mare for direction. When your horse sees that you, his leader, is okay with something, he is more inclined to relax …

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