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Part 1: Helping the frightened horse to relax

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We know that we can't stop horses from being afraid, all we can do is help them deal with their fear. The best way to do this is to be more engaging. The first thing we need to do is be aware of when the horse's emotional level is increasing and decide on a strategy to help him/her focus on us and relax.

In this video, you'll see a horse, that is coming back into work, on the long-reins. I'll point out how to tell when the horse's emotional level increases and show you how to help the horse stay in the engagement zone and relax. 

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