Is your horse afraid of plastic bags? Have you ever seen people tie plastic bags to their horse or the saddle to get them over the fear? Don’t do this to desensitize them it can cause a lot of emotional and physical problems. I’ve seen people do this to horses in hopes of getting them over the fear of plastic bags, but it’s a horrible way to get them used to the plastic.
A horse doesn’t have much of a choice when they are confined by a halter and lead, they pretty much have to stand there especially if they are tied up. Sure they may throw a fit and that’s where some people either hobble them or throw them to the ground. Now some people are very sneaky scrunching up the bag and then tying it on the horse or saddle.
After tying the bags to the horse or saddle they are usually let go to run around in the round pen. The horse is so fearful when let go because they think a predator is trying to attack them. They run around until they get so tired they have to stop just to catch their breath. Horses are very cautious of things that move and make noise.
When you let a horse go like this they are [Read more…]