What Does 'Sacking Out' a Horse Mean?
Q: What is “sacking out,” and does it benefit my horse?

A: The most effective method of “sacking out” a horse would more properly be called “systematic desensitization.” This is a method to slowly get a horse used to a frightening stimulus while he remains in a relaxed state. It is commonly done with things that will be touching the horse, such as saddle pads, grooming towels, or stable blankets. You could even use your hands.

Systematic desensitization is done in a stepwise fashion. You begin

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