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post #61 of 252 Old 03-29-2012, 01:46 AM
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Actually if you get him caught and put a halter and lead on him..let him run around with it in a confined area.. Him stepping on it will let him get used to the feeling of being "caught" its how to break a horse of running away.. they actually think they stepped on it and won't move..usually take 3 to 4 days..

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post #62 of 252 Old 03-29-2012, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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He wasn't rearing at u in that first pic was he??
Nope I knew I'd get that question, I should have added that *no humans were harmed in the taking of this picture* I have a fantastic camera with a telephoto lense.

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i doubt youll be able to get anyone he isnt used to close enough to trim his feet in any certain amount of time. You might get him started with halter breaking, but adding in another person can throw them for a loop. Why not just knock him out and trim those yucky feet up sooner rather than later?
That might be what happens, but our farrier is magic. He is super patient and his greatest joy is teaching a difficult horse to cooperate gently.He has a tonne of draft experience and He said if we can get a halter on him, he can trim him.

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Does he come up to you in his turnout? Let you get close at all?
yes, he will eat from a bucket I hold and come up to us in the pasture to stand next to us. Even if we turn him out in the big pasture, he will choose to come be with us.
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post #63 of 252 Old 03-29-2012, 11:28 AM
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Can you rub up and around his ears when he is eating out of the bucket or does he just shy away when you start to rub him?
If you can rub around his ears one way to get a halter on him is you could put a halter in the bucket and as he is eating just rub the strap up behind his ears then buckle it up. I have done this on smaller colts before that were not halter broke then when I wanted to catch them I would just feed them out of the bucket and clip a nive long lead rope on and start to play with them.

My recomendation is that if you do get a halter and lead on him make sure its a really long lead rope and a smaller pen then just start pulling his head towards you releasing everytime he responds to the pressure.

Good luck and keep up the updates!
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post #64 of 252 Old 03-29-2012, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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nope, not to the ear rubbing stage. the plan right now it to work with him in the round pen using a stick as an extension of my arm to get him used to being touched, eventually i should be able to use my hand, then halter
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post #65 of 252 Old 03-29-2012, 12:01 PM
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Hope everything goes well! I would love to get a chance to work with such a good looking horse! halter breaking shouldn't be too hard once he comes around and lets you pet him a bit. Spend lots of time around him and he will come around I am sure. If you had a way to work him in the round pen unhaltered you will have a better chance of teaching him who is in control. Good luck!
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post #66 of 252 Old 03-29-2012, 10:26 PM
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That photo of him rearing is stunning! Glad to hear youre making progress with the big guy
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post #67 of 252 Old 03-29-2012, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Update! we were able to rub his back, neck and chest with a pole today while he was in his stall! this sounds like such a small thing, but this is the first time we've been able to touch his body with out a violent reaction! He took it really well. SO EXCITED. Round 2 tomorrow
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wow congratulations

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post #69 of 252 Old 03-29-2012, 11:17 PM
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wow he is stunning

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post #70 of 252 Old 03-30-2012, 06:43 AM
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Great progress.
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