Here are some tips for helping your horse become accustomed to being around flags and banners.
Most owners like using fly spray on their horses, but some horses don't like the process.
Increasing the 'positive' and 'good' experiences a horse receives can be one step to take in alleviating future fears.
Most horses accept vaccinations and blood draws pretty well, but if your horse doesn't, there are ways to help desensitize him to the process.
While your horse might never have to work the crowds on the Fourth of July, there are tips here to keep your horses safe from "neighbor" celebrations.
Captain Lisa Rakes said expecting a horse to never 'startle' is wrong; instead the horse should be trained to ask the rider what to do when it is startled.
“It is important to take the time that it takes to do what is best for the horse,” said Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police Captain Lisa Rakes.