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Re: [RC] shadow rolls, shying - Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

We use those fly masks all the time. The Arabic name for them is (appropriately to the discussion!) rush-rush. Maybe it gets them used to odd things moving close to their eyes. Mine don't shy much but they live with 8 rat terriers, three donkeys and a water buffalo next to a chicken farm. What's left to shy at?


On Nov 5, 2004, at 6:04 PM, Chris Eickleberry wrote:
<x-tad-bigger>?I have an arab/app gelding who has dumped me countless times when he startles at things- he’ll be moving down the trail nice and relaxed and easy, and WHAM, all of a sudden he exits about 6 feet to the side, at a leaf flutter or a squirrel or who knows what…..so this past year I have been using a string fly shield thingy- kind of a macramé browband with strings hanging down his face- and lo and behold, he has quit startling!!!!......it may look weird when the snow starts flying, but who cares!</x-tad-bigger>
<x-tad-bigger>maybe just a coincidence- hey, he’ll probably dump me next time we go out....but food for thought………regards, Chris E./Indiana</x-tad-bigger>

[RC] shadow rolls, shying, Chris Eickleberry