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Threshold Picture Guide 49 - Bombproofing Tips

The common term for a horse that accepts everything without being afraid is "bombproof", implying that even if a bomb went off nearby, the horse would not react, jump sideways, or try to run away. By following the methods in Bombproofing Tips, in time you may find that your horse has become the kind of paragon that we traditionally call "bombproof" Understanding the horse's nature. Basic riding skills. Leading skills. How to de-sensitize your horse. Riding past objects of fear. Traffic, tractors, bikes, horses and carts. Loud noises and unusual sounds. Reward and punishment. Riding over objects on the ground. Animals and children. "Strange" objects.

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