Bomb proofing horses... or not
I have never spent much time bomb proofing horses because with the Waterhole Rituals I provide a horse a feeling of safety in my charge and to follow my lead without question from the relationship I can establish with them. Before you consider bomb proofing a horse I would advise that you to get the go and stop buttons on your horse first at liberty, as well as teaching a horse to be polite, respectful and willing to work with you creatively in any given moment. What your horse is lacking is an understanding in how to respond creatively and with interest. It is a good idea while bomb proofing your horse to ask your horse to leave the area at a quick trot as well as to stand still, working between these two requests. Horses are capable of giving many different responses to the same thing if you train them through a combination of routines and creative spontaneous interactions.