What can the physiotherapist do? by Sophie Pickard (BSc. Hons) Veterinary Nursing. Dip. Animal Physio. EEBW. RAMP member. Head shyness is a condition whereby a horse fears being touched on or near its face or head. Behaviours associated with head shyness can range from lifting their head to avoid touch or contact to extreme anxiety when approached. This can make performing simple tasks such as grooming the face, or putting on a head collar or bridle difficult for handlers and stressful and scary for the horse. Head shyness can have a number of causes including, but not limited to; the...

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