Arabians can find all sorts of things of which they can pretend to be “afraid” (for instance, dirt which is a different shade from the other dirt), but this isn’t just fear, she is terrified, and gets into a state of panic when she sees any sort of whip in a hand. She doesn’t seem to mind them laying around (kids never pick anything up and put it away). I am working with her to lessen the reaction, and wondered what suggestions others might have.
Thank you for your reply. I think it will be a long slog.
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