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        12-20-2013, 10:24 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    Horses respect the leader most people do not get that
         
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        12-20-2013, 04:55 PM
      #12
    Showing
    The word discipline is often confused with hitting a horse. Discipline is the teaching of. A disciple is an old term for teacher. When I'd owned a horse for 23 years I greatly respected him because I knew his likes and dislikes and he knew mine. By the time he was 8 we communicated on a level I didn't know was possible.
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        12-27-2013, 07:45 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    [QUOTE=Incitatus32;4345834
    (And I've seen a lot of men baby their horses as well, it isn't just women )[/QUOTE]

    How true, and I'm one of them....but I baby my wife too.....and if you have a good one....(horse or wife), then why not? I tell both of them everyday how much I love them...and don't see myself changing anytime soon....

    That said, there are times when a stern correction is necessary...but from my point of view...I don't think a lot of correction is necessary provided you correct at the proper time and only use the force necessary to get the lesson taught....

    Besides....Miss Lacy has the biggest, bluest eyes with long lashes....and she bats them at me so sweetly.....she's a heart stealer.....so yea....I love my horse....
         
        12-28-2013, 08:10 AM
      #14
    Showing
    You love your horse but are you expecting the same kind of love in return? This is what I'm referring to. I'm not sure if I love my horses per se. I do enjoy being around them on a daily basis. Boarding them out would be much easier in winter but then the place would be empty without them. And we get -35F. I'm out there 3 times a day.
         
        12-28-2013, 08:57 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Wink Thanks! I couldn't agree more!

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    Originally Posted by Bagheera    
    Even when I was a little kid I understood that the horses "loved" the treats I gave them more then they "loved" me. Lol In all seriousness though, I wish the whole idea of loving your horse into respecting you, would disappear. I've had to fix way too many horses that were "trained" this way. It's total crap and so many people get hurt by those kind of ideals because their horse has become dangerous.
    Thank you and well said! Yes, my horses recognize the sound of my truck and talk to me as I enter the barn. Yes, they seem genuinely happy and excited to see me but do I believe they love me-No! They trust me, respect me enough to behave correctly and "love" the treats.
    Dogs were bred specifically to love their humans, but horses were bred to be a working tool.
    That said-I certainly do love them despite the fact that the feeling is not returned equally!
         
        12-28-2013, 09:53 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    You love your horse but are you expecting the same kind of love in return?
    No, she's a horse.....she loves me when I feed her....and she loves me when I groom her.....and when I take her places......I don't think horses can show the same type of love, but still, I get an enormous amount of pleasure from her....she's my big blue eyed baby....
         
        12-28-2013, 10:49 AM
      #17
    Green Broke
    I love my horse and he loves me. End of story. XD
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        01-01-2014, 02:29 PM
      #18
    Started
    I've found that horses seek out your company more when they're disciplined (as in, made to behave, not beaten or anything like that). They feel secure with an assertive leader. Babying them ironically has the opposite effect.
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        01-01-2014, 02:55 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Jessabel    
    I've found that horses seek out your company more when they're disciplined (as in, made to behave, not beaten or anything like that). They feel secure with an assertive leader. Babying them ironically has the opposite effect.
    Jessabel that was certainly my experience years ago when Walka was young. Walka became calmer and mellower after I was trained in how to be a leader to him. The change was simply amazing to me, and because of me! Which meant that I of course was the problem to begin with!
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        01-01-2014, 05:31 PM
      #20
    Showing
    A horse are incapable of loving humans. Many will display a pleasing dependency that may be interpreted as love.
         

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