Anyone who has spent any reasonable amount of time around horses has probably experienced a spook or two (possibly more!).
If your horse spooks at a particular object, his attention is on that rather than on you and your aids. Not only will this lose you marks in dressage tests, but it could also be dangerous if your horse reacts in panic.
So, in this podcast episode, we will look at why horses spook, why spooking is a problem, what you shouldn't do when your horse spooks, and finally, give you some tips on how to minimize spooking.
(Please note: This is an updated and expanded version of our previous 'How to Deal with a Spooky Horse' episode)
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