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How can I get a nervous horse to trust me?

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I recently got a new horse. He seems very nervous. What can I do to get him to calm dowm and trust me.
asked May 29, 2013 in Horse Behavior by anonymous

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Keep calm yourself and approach the horse slowly speaking softly. Let the horse sniff your hand. Gently begin to pet him. If he shies away, stop and wait until he calms down and try again. You can repeat these steps a few times daily, remaining calm and speaking softly all the while. You'll soon gain the horse's trust and he'll accept your attentions.
answered Jun 19, 2013 by (36,420 points)