Learning The Ropes

I realized I haven’t shared Rusty’s first encounter with a rope on his page!
It wasn’t dramatic, just an interesting example of letting a horse say when they are worried about something and don’t want to be around it.
This is just a tiny bit of what we did that day. It is sped up because clicker training is SO boring! There’s no running a horse in circles, no spooking or bolting. Just a horse hanging out chewing. And chewing. And chewing. It takes forever to get done chewing! 😉
Rusty is allowed to leave if he wants to. He isn’t going to learn to be scared of things by being allowed to leave when they are too much for him. The opposite is more likely to be true.

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