On Pony Club day last Monday, we had a ton of stuff out in the arena to play around with, kind of like a mini trail obstacle class. We had cones, barrels, the L, a box made of poles, swim noodles, a lariat, tarp to walk over, etc. Koda handled everything with flying colours! The only thing he had a small issue with was the tarp. He did the bug-eyed bit with it, then walked right on it. I think it may of had to do with the noise of the sand hitting the tarp threw him off, BUT he went across it, halted on it, walked, and trotted over it.
I need to expose Koda to more different situations and weird things to help him overcome his spookiness. Situations up here, like a show atmosphere can be hard to find, but I'm tempted to trailer to a rodeo or something for the atmosphere, and to get Koda used to all the other horses, smells, and sounds that come with. Does anyone have any ideas about how to help Koda with his spookiness? Any other things I should be exposing him to in an arena and elsewhere?
And just because, here's a shot of the sunset while driving home from the barn :)