1/26 Thursday –
We took 3 very short walks today. Two of the didn’t even go past the end of the driveway. I watched her very carefully, took lots of breaks, stopped, massaged her neck and also delivered treats without the click (think classical conditioning – Pavlov). I think the biggest challenge for her is loud noises (trucks and cars). The noise seems to be the biggest trigger.
I’m not much of a fan of introducing a scary thing into the horse’s environment and then trying to click to make it feel better, so I need to set up a situation where she can explore making the loud noises herself. I’ve done this with Handsome (I used pots and pans that he knocked over himself to earn the C/T). I’ll see how that goes.