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Posted 11/28/2014 3:57:51 PM


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So I just realized that the blanket I ordered Baylee has leg straps that are not removable. Which is a problem. She HATES the leg straps. On the blanket that she has been borrowing, I attached the leg straps and she went nuts kicking and spinning. It took my trainer about 25 mins to get her to hold slightly still to unhook them. So should I just cut off the leg straps on the new blanket or should I try and accustom her to them somehow? Should I just buckle them and just turn her loose in the arena or round pen or something to get used to them?

Though she be but little, she is fierce

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You need to get her used to it. Not having leg straps can be really dangerous. I know a horse who got spooked when his blanket blew up over his head, flipped over and really hurt himself.

I would just throw her in out in the arenas let her get over it.


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Posted 11/28/2014 6:30:13 PM
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Is she fine with being brushed/touched on her hind legs?
I'd make sure they're adjusted properly (short enough that she can't get caught up in them if she freaks) and stick her in a round pen/similarly small paddock with a flake of hay.

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Posted 11/28/2014 6:51:05 PM


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She's not too thrilled with being handled on her back legs but she lets me. I've been working on her with that. So I think the leg straps just kind of set her off and wasn't what she was used to.
Yeah I'll probably put it on, adjust them, and throw her in the round pen with food and see how it works out

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