You are riding along singing a song to the beat of the horse's feet and everything is well with the world. You have a great horse beneath you, the birds are singing, the sun is shining just right, the cares of the world are falling behind. You are totally relaxed, your body moving with the movement of your zoned in horse.
And in the next second you are totally occupied with regaining control of a scrambling frightened horse who wants to be somewhere else.
There is little more dangerously annoying than a spooky horse who is afraid of its shadow, or a dead clothes washer abandoned along the trail or every little unexpected sound or movement.
It is a horse's nature to flee items and situations that cause it uncertainty. It's called self-preservation. It's also called spooking. Quite often it's called *&^%$!! spooking.
The problem with spooking is the flight reaction is almost always abrupt, unexpected and unpredictable and endangers the horse and others around it.
This flight reaction, or spooking, varies from horse to horse.
Some horses react at pretty much anything they perceive to be unusual or surprising. Some horses hardly react to anything. Some react blindly, some merely tense up.
Spooking can be caused by uncertainties rooted in fear, trust, attention and respect issues. Spooking can also be caused by physical discomfort such as cervical problems and other skeletal.
A spooky horse is not pleasant to be around no matter how much you may like the horse.
There are a number of different ways of dealing with spooking.
There is the desensitizing method where you expose the horse to the spooker until it ignores it. The horse gets so saturated with the spook that it fails to react to it. You put the horse and the spook together and leave them alone. The horse will become used to the spooker and life will go on.
Then there is the sniffer method. In the sniffer method you concentrate on getting the horse to move up to the item to the point where it can examine it and assure itself that the spook is not out to devour every horse that stumbles across it.
Both of these methods are a hassle.
If you succeed in the first method you are good to go until the horse comes across something else that spooks it and then you have to go through the whole process again.
If you survive the second method, since horses really resent being made to approach and sniff spooks, you are teaching the horse to stop and approach everything of concern to it. Every new thing brings what you doing to a skidding halt while you and your horse examine it.
Wouldn't it be better to teach the horse to blame you for every spooker and let you determine the horse's reaction? This way, rather than dealing with every new wind that blows up your horse's tail your horse simply says, "Oh, it's just another one of her little deals. I'm not going to pay any attention to it."
You simply teach the horse to think you are the cause of all the disturbing things going on around it. I teach my horses to think if a ship runs aground in Hong Kong and they can hear it, it is something I did.
When we had the show string I often did the unexpected especially at feeding time. One time I might go in the barn angrily slinging stuff around. Another time would find me calmly feeding while singing. I would noisily gather feed sacks one time, carefully gather them another time. I'd go through the barn sweeping cobwebs with a big old barn with no regard for the horses, within reason. You get the idea. They got to the point where nothing disturbed them.
I explain and demonstrate exactly how to do it in my absolutely guaranteed 4 hour Despooking The Horse video. The video examines spooking, its causes and cures. It has actual, unedited despooking sessions showing you how to teach the horse to rely on you when spooked.
This video will make a positive difference in the spookiest horse. You will see the work as it actually happens so that you can deal with your horse's annoying spooking.
What you'll learn from this video is taken directly from the horses themselves.
If you observe a herd of horses in the pasture you'll see that the lead horse determines the herd's reaction to unsettling situations.
If something spooks a lesser ranked horse, it and all the horses below it will take flight but they quickly come back to the herd if higher ranked horses and the lead mare are not fleeing.
If something spooks the lead mare and she takes flight, ALL the horses in the herd follow and continue to follow for as long as she flees.
The lead mare determines the value of the fear. Whatever value the lead mare assigns to it will be accepted by rest of the herd. The herd shows no fear if she shows no fear.
Using simple herd dynamic actions you can transfer this reliance to yourself. You can easily train your horse to look to you when spooked.
You become the one who determines the value of the spook.
At the end of this video you will be a skilled horse despooker.
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This video provides in-depth coverage of the practical application of herd dynamics in despooking. This is the procedure responsible for the growthof my site and the consistent results I'm able to produce with problem horses. This procedure will work with any horse not mentally ill or hormonally unbalanced and will produce a connected, focused horse.
You will plainly see horses are genetically preprogrammed to respond to the herd dynamics procedure demonstrated on this video. This procedurewill help you leave behind attention, fear, respect and trust problems.
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