Help­ing horses with a fear of the far­rier Crumbly hoof so­lu­tions

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Shoe­ing brings an ar­ray of new noises, smells and sen­sa­tions into your horse’s en­vi­ron­ment, many of which come di­rectly from be­neath his body to the edge of his pe­riph­eral vi­sion. For that rea­son, it’s crit­i­cal that you in­tro­duce your horse to shoe­ing with em­pa­thy, un­der­stand­ing and ex­per­tise. If your horse is re­spond­ing in this way, bring in the sup­port of an equine be­haviourist and work with your far­rier to iden­tify and un­der­stand what the trig­ger is and what re­sponse that trig­ger is cre­at­ing within your horse. Once you un­der­stand the prob­lem, you can move for­ward as a team to ad­dress any learned be­haviour and rein­tro­duce your horse to the stim­uli at­tached to the process.

The smells and sounds as­so­ci­ated with shoe­ing can be scary for some horses

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