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post #21 of 26 Old 10-25-2009, 08:51 PM
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Yes, because my first horse Prince wouldn't let anyone touch him practically but he's come a LONG way just by me communicating with him and riding him often. So ya, I would definately say grooming helps!!!
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post #22 of 26 Old 10-26-2009, 01:28 AM
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The way to a baby colt's heart is through butt scratches.... or any itchy spot they cannot reach well with their short little necks. My babies went from "Don't touch me, monster!" to "Hey, you are here to scratch ME aren't you?" Selfish little devils. This year at one point I was trapped in a triangle of itchy babies, each one scratching the next ones hips. It was cute.
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post #23 of 26 Old 10-27-2009, 01:29 AM
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ABSOLUTELY :) I had to move to find a job, but when I'd come home, all I had to do was go through the motions that we used to do on a daily basis and she automatically relaxed. I gave her massages too, that always gained a bit of trust and relaxed her whole body(A fart or two was like saying welcome The closer you get to them, the more trust you gain.. like clipping anything on/around the face.
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post #24 of 26 Old 10-27-2009, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by LadyDreamer View Post
The way to a baby colt's heart is through butt scratches....
Haha! I had a colt once that LOVED that too. He also loved butt massages.


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post #25 of 26 Old 10-29-2009, 01:40 PM
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I spend about 45 minutes grooming a horse I want to bond with. When I'm done there's no dust on them at all.
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post #26 of 26 Old 10-29-2009, 06:14 PM
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I belive It does I spend an hour grooming for a 15 min. ride I like to take pride in my horses looks. I say " A clean horse leads to a clean mind" lol.
I talk to my horse alot I think he enjoys it

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