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How Can I Get My Horse To Accept Spray Bottle?

Adiva and Pal

Adiva and Pal

A SPECIAL POST BY ADIVA MURPHY

Question: I purchased a 4 year old mare with a questionable background. She is terrified of sprayers, whether it is on the hose or a spray bottle. If she hears the hiss of a hose–is backing up and snorting. Same thing with the spray bottle. Is it the hissing sound that’s frightening her? Or is it the water spraying itself?

Answer: My recommendation; and by the way this is a common problem – a lot more common that you might think!! It does not mean the mare was abused – she sounds sensitive and has a strong instinct to protect herself.

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