I took on a couple of rescue ponies. Both under 12 hh. I dont want to "do" anything with them but both have had the kind of training that makes them stiff and afraid to make a mistake. I'm looking for training exercises that wd help them open up a little and relax around people.
Gail ivey: i started with a "search" with one which kind of blew her little mind. Had to let her dwell on her success for some time before approaching her again. If i just stand around with her, no pressure, nothing changes so any ideas for other ways to get them more trusting of learning process appreciated.
I'm not a treat feeder but both ponies refuse carrots. If you chuck one at them they startle but find them sooner or later and eat them.
Any ideas appreciated. I'm in remote location, bad internet so can't respond quickly. Thanks all.
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