Reply To: Horse constantly spooks in cross ties

Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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I agree with G&S, but your horse should behave in crossties, just in case for some reason you absolutely need to put her there. Are these in the same place they have always been? Is there something new near them of which she might be afraid? Try to look at everything from her visual perspective, to check. Mine will be just fine facing in one direction, and edgy facing the other way (I have decided they do not like to have their backs to the door). One thing you could try is to stand here there with just a leadline and no crossties, to see how she is. It is difficult to change a behavior without knowing the cause.

She does have a reason – you just need to figure out what it is.

Good luck!

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