I ride Arabs. And much as it pains me to admit it, since I love Arabs, they can be a little bit spooky. Not all of them, and not all the time. But they are definitely not dull horses.
Consequently, I do spend some time working out spooking issues. I’ve been reading a lot of training books lately, and watching the occasional video too. I really enjoyed this particular series of videos on spook training from Jason Webb, who is an Australian trainer now based in the UK. His specialty is starting young horses.
It’s a very quiet, methodical set of strategies that starts on the ground, and then moves on to ridden work.