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post #21 of 36 Old 06-09-2012, 08:48 PM
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Hey I tried everything to stop the problems but it didn't work. Humans aren't strong enough to do what Alfa mare does. I dont abuse my horses. They aren't walking around with a broken nose, no bruises, or gashes etc. I barely have the heart to put a hand on them unless absolutely neccessary. Horses are pretty strong animals. Now I know a guy who punch my mare in the nose and landed her on her butt because she hated men since she was absued by men. That was before I was even born! I'm not like that.

OP, I hope you get your mares small issues taken care of. Let us know how it goes with her progress! :)
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post #22 of 36 Old 06-09-2012, 10:00 PM
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A good swift slap to the rump should do the trick.
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post #23 of 36 Old 06-09-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Well she didnt act up tonight at feeding time but well see how she is in the morning but i will not put up with bad behavior
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post #24 of 36 Old 06-09-2012, 10:52 PM
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Well just like you My first horse was a pregnant mare (her colt is 2 months now) but I knew she was pregnant. They have their bad days but dont normally kick. She is just uncomfortable most likely work on her ground manners the most, touch her all over every day twice a day and if you find a "Oh No Don't Touch Me There Spot " keep rubbing there dont pat. And when she relaxes retreat and then rub her in a place she is comfortable with. Continues that method till she is fine with you touching her every where pregnant mares are also pigs with food DONT feed her treats from your hand all the time (you will spoil her and in the end she will become nippy) keep the treats cuffed in your hand let her spell of them she will follow your hand as you drop them into a pan for her to eat them from there. Also keep her out of your personal space as much as you can to prevent future problems. You can go into hers but YOU have to INVITE her
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post #25 of 36 Old 06-10-2012, 04:48 PM
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Mares can be witchy, especially if she is an older, more dominant mare. She probably hasn't had the foundation of groundwork put on her for her to know humans are 100% the boss.

I would definitely go about correcting her asap. I've helped a lot of beginner horse people out and the number one thing they seem to have trouble with is letting their horses get away with things a more knowledgeable horse person wouldn't. As they let the horse get away with something, the horse will try it again and get progressively worse until the beginner can't handle it anymore. You don't want to let that happen to you.

If the mare does anything agressively again, you need to do something to catch her attention in a not so nice way. I don't like using stud chains, etc. I would rather chase after her until she thought the hounds of hell were after her, popping her/driving her away until I decided she has had enough. Catch her and go about your business as if it never happened. It won't take her but a time or two to figure out she wants to play nice.

The worst thing you can do is let a pushy/dominant/onery horse know you are frightened of them and not correct them. Good luck!
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post #26 of 36 Old 06-10-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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She is only 3 1/2 years old today she was much nicer but we didnt do a whole lot with her but she was in a better mood today
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post #27 of 36 Old 06-11-2012, 08:47 AM
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Mares handle pregnancy very well and suffer very little discomfort especially at the begining.
This mare is testing her new owners and this has nothing to do with being in foal.
If you do not get this behaviour under control now it will only get worse.
I would carry a dressage whip or crop and if she tried to bite or kick me again she would get a sharp slap immediately. Shalom
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post #28 of 36 Old 06-12-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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well she has been really nice like she normally is the last few days so we shall see but if i Have to do something I will but i hope she doesn't do it again
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post #29 of 36 Old 06-12-2012, 06:49 PM
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Poor baby is 3 1/2 and pregnant :(
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post #30 of 36 Old 06-13-2012, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Like i said it happened before i got her i wasnt very happy about it because she is young but oh well my son is super excited about it and ill deal with it
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