Equine Desensitisation

Desensitisation is a great exercise for your horse to experience a variety of situations and get them comfortable with things that horses commonly find scary. Desensitisation can be beneficial when it comes to hacking, riding, competing and even just leading to and from the field. 

Here is a list of ideas you can use if you are wanting to make your own desensitisation area:

  • Plastic bags on sticks to lift up and run over their body
  • A blanket or tarp on the ground to walk over
  • Washing line with towels hanging from it
  • Pool noodles on a washing line
  • Pool noodle walkway
  • Cones to weave through
  • Umbrellas
  • Exercise ball
  • Ribbon
  • Flags 

For more information, please call us on 01228 560082 or email equine@oaktreeanimals.org.uk

Equine Desensitisation

   Get our e-updates