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Re: [RC] shadow rolls, shying - Chris Paus

I never thought about it much, but I used to keep a
fleece tube on STar's nose, over the noseband of his
biothane bridle to keep it from rubbing his face. I
never even thought about it as an anti-shying device,
just as nose protection.. but come to think of it,
he's been shying a lot more since I took that off!

--- Maryanne Stroud Gabbani <msgabbani@xxxxxxx> wrote:

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:
?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!

maybe just a coincidence- hey, he?ll probably dump
me next time we go 
out....but food for thought???regards, Chris

"A good horse makes short miles," George Eliot

Chris and Star

BayRab Acres


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