Meeting a helicopter is my go-to example of sensibility training. Aarene posted about that ages ago and it’s stuck with me ever since. After all, when would a horse ever need to deal with a nearby helicopter, especially in my neck of the woods? Never, I thought. It’ll never come up. I should know better.
It’s hard to see in the picture, but there is a helicopter on the left and a fire truck on the right.
The answer is that Fetti looked at the field and stopped. She thought really, really hard about it. She wasn’t thrilled, but she was tolerant and once we could no longer see the helicopter, she was willing to trot on. Good mare!