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Re: [RC] [RC] help with trail shy gelding - Sharon Levasseur

I have a slightly different technique. Most of the time I don't look at the potential boogerie objects, but if he *does* begin to react, I look at it to acknowledge its presence and then I look away back to our intended path. In essence I'm telling him "I see it and it's OK, we're just going to mind our own business". It works for us.

-Sharon L. in Maine




Quoting Dawn Carrie <rdcarrie@xxxxxxxxx>:


Smile with your butt...I love it!  I use the phrase, "See everything, look
at nothing" when explaining to others how I ride when on a horse that tends
to spook.  I "see" the potential boogers, but I don't "look" at them.  I
look on down the trail, and find that by not focusing on the potential scary
things, my horse tends to go right on past them.  If I look at the thing, my
horse somehow senses it and reacts.

Dawn in East Texas

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Replies
Re: [RC] help with trail shy gelding, pat holsebeke
Re: [RC] help with trail shy gelding, Sky Ranch
Re: [RC] [RC] help with trail shy gelding, Dawn Carrie