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    • 1 Post By Zappasowner

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        11-04-2008, 01:04 PM

    Help, my neighbors horse's mane is so bad, it hangs in dreads...the problem is the horse is a "companion horse" not friendly at all, walks away from you even with the feed bucket, I stalled him the other night and went to get my cutting shears and he jumped out of the stall (bending the gate off the hing) on the way out.....any suggestions?????
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        11-04-2008, 02:52 PM
    Green Broke
    If he's dangerous to you and himself (which it sounds as is the case from your above post) I'd forget about trying to detangle him, and just work on building some trust

    The detangling can come later
        11-04-2008, 08:09 PM
    Dreads huh? Maybe he's rastafarian and you offended him! LOL
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        11-04-2008, 08:46 PM
    I agree with Kickshaw. Your best bet at this point so no one (including the horse) gets hurt. Sounds like he could do something to hurt himself even if he is jumping gates like that. I'd work on trust building exercises and then move on to "cosmetics" after that.
        11-04-2008, 09:46 PM
    Yup -- get some trust going there. Any if his mane is so bad, how is his health over all? Worming? Diet? Feet? Dental? The mane is definitely not an issue to think about at this point, IMO.

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