Sacking Out on the Trail on a Scary Trash Can – Rick Gore Horsemanship

lways getting lots of questions on sacking out, Desensitizing, or sensory work. When a horse gets scared, it is your job to help the horse learn that fear is ok, but running or NOT listening to you is NOT ok. Helping a horse deal with his fear is your job. If you let your horse be afraid and try and talk to him about it or try and comfort him with a cookie or let him run away since he is scared, you only teach the horse that fear and avoiding fear is the right answer. IN FACT it is the wrong answer. This is why sacking out and helping your horse deal with his fear is so important and it is a long term job. NO HORSE is every dead broke or fully sacking out. This is a common misnomer in the horse world. Remember the first rule of horses, NEVER believe anything anyone tells you. So when someone tells you a horse is Dead Broke or is Fully Sacked Out, you know they are full of BS. So if you say it, then you are full of BS. Don’t be full of BS. Horses are always learning, as they get older and more experienced learning is easier and faster since prior learning makes later learning easier. No matter how good a horse is or how good you think they are or how good their papers are, all horses are always learning. They are either learning good things or bad things. It is up to you. REMEMBER: The horse you get off is not the same horse you got on. You can never step in the same stream twice. (Read my web site if you don’t know what this means.)

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