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Any tips for working with a horse that is afraid of having people higher than her head?
We suspect she's been mishandled, but don't have much info. -- would appreciate any tips.
Actually, that's a fairly common trait among horses, and not necessarily a sign of abuse. The usual solution is to "pony" the horse... have a rider on horseback lead it around for a while until it gets used to the idea of having a human way up above it. Even just sitting on the top rail of a fence while petting and talking to the horse seems to help.
Keep me posted on how things work out.
Happy Horse Training!
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