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    Very Spooky Horse!

    At last someone who knows what im going through. i will keep going though i dont tend to give up easily, especially as i knew he would be a challenge when i bought him. Its so so frustrating. luckily i havent come off yet maybe because he spooks at stuff that isnt even there im off guard...
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    Very Spooky Horse!

    Its so confusing where to go from here. i cannot hack without taking a busy ish road first. I know that we might end up having an accident if i do take him out. if i dont take him out he will never get any better. I can do ground work and schooling, but thats not fully getting the...
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    Very Spooky Horse!

    i can cope with dancing, just not trying to go under a car.
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    Very Spooky Horse!

    we have little grass so fed once a day on 1 scoop of chaff, 1 scoop of fibre beet and a handful of cooling mix, he has hay too, but could still do with some weight on. I have fed him this in the 7 months ive owned him
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    Very Spooky Horse!

    Also any hacking involves going on the road, we are straight onto a 60mph that is moderately busy all the time.
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    Very Spooky Horse!

    I think ill go back to the start. He was fine hacking with others, but i started hacking him alone as there are loads of people on our yard, that only hacked in company and now their horses wont go out alone now and i just didnt want him to end up like that. i thought i was getting a nice...
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    Very Spooky Horse!

    There is hardly any grass so is fed once a day, this has been the case for some time so nothing has changed really regard to feed. He has always been ridden 3 days a week. I worked him really really hard in the school yesterday, especially because of the constant shying at the stack of jumps...
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    Very Spooky Horse!

    Its not really a sudden change as he was spooky from being backed and shyed alot but nothing i couldnt control with lots of outside leg, until now hes started tanking off when cars are at the back of him, and jumping onto the other side of the road when there is a crisp bag in hedge, really over...
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    Very Spooky Horse!

    Not that i know of. hes on a working farm so there is always stuff going off. It seemed to be doing him good and desensitising him. Just wondering where to go from here and things i could do to improve the situation.
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    Very Spooky Horse!

    I have a 5 year old arab cross who was broke in 7 months ago. He was always a little nervous out and about but nothing that caused me to worry. I hacked out alone one night last week, and he was jumping all over the place shying and spooking at everything, and 10 mins into the ride, he...
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