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  • Haltering an abused and aggressive horse

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    06-18-2012, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by jaydee    
I don't know our new mares history, she is really sweet but gets very defensive if she feels threatened so I'm guessing she's been treated unfairly at some time, I mean it takes more than a quick slap to get a horse like that doesn't it.
I think it depends. She may have been abused, and she may not. I have a gelding that I went around with at one point. I had owned him since he was 2yrs old, still have him at 17yrs. He had never been abused and whenever he felt I was being too pushy with him he'd become aggressive. At the time my youngest sisters were very young, 6,7 or so. He came after them because they were throwing sand. Ears pinned. I was out pushing the herd a few days later and he came after me. He had a quick, come to God moment with me on that one. Haven't had a issue since those times. Not every horse is necessarily abused, in his case he was spoiled and allowed to do as he pleased for so long. No reason to respect people. He also has that type of personality.
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    06-18-2012, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Bodi    
I think it depends. She may have been abused, and she may not. I have a gelding that I went around with at one point. I had owned him since he was 2yrs old, still have him at 17yrs. He had never been abused and whenever he felt I was being too pushy with him he'd become aggressive. At the time my youngest sisters were very young, 6,7 or so. He came after them because they were throwing sand. Ears pinned. I was out pushing the herd a few days later and he came after me. He had a quick, come to God moment with me on that one. Haven't had a issue since those times. Not every horse is necessarily abused, in his case he was spoiled and allowed to do as he pleased for so long. No reason to respect people. He also has that type of personality.
Sorry to hijack your thread Romeo - hope the snip went OK & you are not too sore & swollen - OUCH
I was interested to see your comment as it has occured to me that she is just a 'precious princess' as I can't say that I'm seeing anything that I would call aggression, its almost as if she's been under exposed to most normal things and I've had this 'oh I don't like this' attitude with things like clippers, wormers, fly masks, leg wraps, loading, blanketing etc but as soon as she realises that (A) You aren't going to hurt her & (B) But yes this is going to happen so deal with it She gives up really easily and alls happy again. Its hard to even say that any of it is real nerves as she's about 12 so must have seen enough of life by now. The dealer I got her off didn't actually pull her out for me to try but I liked the look of her and she rode OK, she'd already bounced back to him a few times because of her odd ways and she can put in a buck when she goes into canter if she feels like it. She found trail riding VERY exciting the first few times and I'd think that maybe she is part arabian as she will still hold her head as if she's been ridden a lot in a training martingale to hold it in with no contact - I hate that as they get behind the bit.
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    06-18-2012, 04:28 PM
  #163
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    06-19-2012, 10:28 AM
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And *drum roll please* we have a gelding!!! He stood well for the needle and his opperation was uneventful. His feet are are trimmed up and he had a healthy dose of penicillin. Our leading sessions paid off, over all he was a very well behaved boyVery happy for him, I think he will have a much happier life now. Once he is ready(and there is no chance of breeding) he'll be out with the herd
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    06-19-2012, 10:38 AM
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And *drum roll please* we have a gelding!!! He stood well for the needle and his opperation was uneventful. His feet are are trimmed up and he had a healthy dose of penicillin. Our leading sessions paid off, over all he was a very well behaved boyVery happy for him, I think he will have a much happier life now. Once he is ready(and there is no chance of breeding) he'll be out with the herd
     
    06-19-2012, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by lilkitty90    
bluespark, most people have a hard time bonding to a horse because the horse knows all this stuff and trusts already, but when you start from scratch like you are, you and this big guy are going to have the most amazing bond that everyone is going to be insanely jealous.
This is 100% true. Whereas it took at least a year or two to really feel a solid connection with the trained horses my family has owned, the colt that I adopted 8 months ago as a completely untouched mustang already shows a trust in me deeper and greater than anything I've known before. It's an incredible feeling.
     
    06-19-2012, 11:09 AM
  #167
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Spark-you have made great progress w/this amazing horse. With the temperment he's showing you,what do you want to do w/him? Ride, show, cart? Or is all that to far in the future right now to think about? Definetely though-Congrats on everything so far!
     
    06-19-2012, 11:56 AM
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a completely untouched mustang already shows a trust in me deeper and greater than anything I've known before. It's an incredible feeling.
I would say a 1600#, 18hh stallion that has had 3 leading sessions and worn a halter for a week standing unsedated when I ask, while the vet puts a needle in him three times before hitting a vein, is a remarkable example of trust.

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Ride, show, cart?
If I keep him I would love to get him riding and driving. I'm in a huge delema right now. 2 horses is perfect time wise and financialy. I have three.

My arab is perfect for what I do and as my mountain horse. I LOVE riding her.

My appy filly chose me. She and I click and with her build and attitude she will excell in the mountains and has the potential to be great for friends/family to ride(in a few years)

Romeo is gorgeous and I also really click with him. He would break out awesome, and he trusts me 100%.

Anyone know a way to double my income?
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    06-19-2012, 12:52 PM
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Sounds like you have THREE horses ... pretty soon you'll forget you ever just had two .. lol.

Bluespark, I almost teared up when I read the above post about his gelding .. he did so good and you are right .. he'll have a MUCH happier life now..
     
    06-19-2012, 12:54 PM
  #170
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Ouch! That is a big problem-no easy answer.
     

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