Lexi Freeman Jumping | 6 Questions | 15 Answers

My horse gets really head shy, especially when I'm putting on his fly mask or a bonnet. I think he had some bad experiences and is just scared. Any advice to get him less shy?

My horse gets really head shy, especially when I'm putting on his fly mask or a bonnet. I think he had some bad experiences and is just scared. Any advice to get him less shy?
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I learned this one a while ago, if you brush there neck with your hand or a brush and "accidentally" gently touch his ear and keep doing that once and awhile, not to be annoying or anything, but just progress from there to rubbing a cloth gently on there ears and forehead. Good luck :)
Try to just be super calm when putting it on and also go very slow to show that it's not gonna hurt them, so even if he has had a bad experience in the past, try to make this one even better! And when they do let you put it on always reward!! Hope this helps!😊
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