How to handle a horse who’s afraid of the hair cutting machine, August 2019
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How to handle a horse who’s afraid of the hair cutting machine, August 2019

October 19, 2019


Of course, I also respect that it shouldn’t be turned on. She definitely isn’t afraid of the cutting machine. You also said that you weren’t allowed to touch her ears, right? I think I’m doing fine right now. Yes you are. It’s going fine, good girl. These are just my hands, good girl. It’s just a tractor sweetie. Annemette can you see that there isn’t any problem? And her ears keep touching the machine and she doesn’t care. I think it is the circumstances in the set up when her hair is getting cut, where we are bringing a difference experience in now. And my intension is that there isn’t any problem. And she understands that. It’s nice right? It is pretty nice. The next step is to then turn the machine on. It’s just me making that noise. When I can see that she is getting uncomfortable then I turn it off. But the machine isn’t near her. I’m just going to put it down. Then start walking toward her until you can turn it on when it touches her and then she has gained a new experience. We are just going to try again in a minute, now you should just feel comfortable again.

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