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Desensitisation

http://www.thehorse.com/articles/16200/unpredictable-fear

This article explains the difference between the training practices of desensitisation (controlled exposure to novel objects: horse habituates to the stimulus and stays under observable reactivity threshold) and flooding (intentionally, and unacceptably in my view, taking the horse over threshold by forced proximity/exposure to something that frightens them, until a fear response is no longer seen). 191 more words

Behaviour