Quiet people make spooky horses!
As you can see, I do my best to be goofy and do silly things to my horses. Flynn took this like a champ! He wasn't quite sure how to carry the weight, but he was pretty good about it.
I love that he lowered his head to me right away when I stood by him. What a good boy!
If you constantly sneak around your horse, you are just asking for them to spook. Think of it like this, you tip toe around your horse everyday, never talk louder than a whisper, and sit perfectly still in the saddle. As soon and you sneeze, your horse freaks out and spooks. Why? Because you never do anything "scary" around them. If you walk around banging pots and pans together, jump everywhere you go, crawl on your horse, ect. You will have a quiet and calm horse. Again, why? Because they will be used to all of these "scary" and silly things.
. You ever notice how calm kids ponies are? It's because kids run around their horse screaming and jumping. They climb, pull, and kick getting on. They desensitized their horses just by being kids and acting silly. .
Do you do "silly" things around your horses?
If you look through my old posts, you'll definitely see me doing goofy stuff!😂