Level Two: Desensitizing
Fear is a huge hang up in both every day riding and training... Not to mention, it's a safety hazard. Which is why desensitizing begins so early in their training. Unfortunately desensitizing is commonly a mostly or even completely missed stage in a lot of training programs which limits the horse in many ways.
Along with respect work, your horse will touch on this through their entire stay at Unique Horsemanship, but will focus primarily on the desensitizing in the early stage, Level Two.
If it's scary, we got it! Your horse will be exposed to tarps, plastic bags, spray bottles, leaf blowers, clippers, dragging objects, beach balls, pool noodles, etc. This stage takes anywhere from 3 days to 7 before they have a good understanding of how to use the thinking side of their brain, rather than the reactive side. Horses who struggle in this stage will recap on certain objects they struggled with, throughout their stay.