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    02-05-2012, 11:48 PM
  #1
Yearling
ferrier come out.

So tomorrow the 6th my farrier is come to do my three horses, my QH he's been doing for the past 4 years has resently come up with new tricks to pull on him that he hasnt seen in the many years he's done it, this past few times he's pulled his frunt foot with him doing it and under his neck and my farrier went with. He's really tough with the back legs, he got kicked close to the stifle and it hurts some days so its hard to get him to pick them up. My little paint is good just scared the last owner trained him and was harsh so he doesnt trust guys. And will shiver when he touches him but is fine after a while. So he's no problem for him. But my 4 year old, will throw a fit and lets just say it gets bad. I was wondering if a twitch would work? I know we used one on my QH the first 2 times and then he was fine. I know my paint is sensitive on his face he's pinked skined and he wont touch much with his nose if it hurts him. I don't want him to think I hurt him and not come to me, he's really sweet but me and my mom work with him so this is the only time a guy works with him besides a vet once a year. I can pick up all feet and clean them. But he doesnt seem to like men doing it. Any advise?
     
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    02-06-2012, 12:13 AM
  #2
Showing
Is your farrier comfortable working with your horse for a little bit? My horse has issues with men but if I'm there and reassure him while the farrier works with him then he's fine.

A twitch could work but I'd try to work through it before you do the twitch.
     
    02-06-2012, 01:36 AM
  #3
Trained
I agree with Sky. See if your farrier is willing to take the time to work with your horses that have issues. My farrier is AMAZING and puts up with my my butthead two-year-old who doesn't like men and is bigger than a lot of adult horses (16hh and 1500lbs or so). The farrier knew me from my previous horse and knows that I know how to handle a horse that is difficult with its feet (my previous gelding had never had his feet done without being tranqued before I got him...not because he was horrible about it, but because his owners were lazy). Once my farrier gets my gelding's feet in his hands, my gelding is fine. It's approaching him where there's some issues (he doesn't like to be approached head-on by men and will FREAK out).

Anyway, my point is, talk to your farrier and lay out the situation for him. Tell him that you're working with your horses, but they still need a some work in the men-handling-them department. As long as the farrier isn't in danger of being injured, I wouldn't see why he couldn't work with you on it, since if he refused, he could potentially lose himself a customer with at least two horses.
     
    02-06-2012, 06:35 PM
  #4
Yearling
Well he didnt work with him but we got it done he was a bit better then last time. But I had to use a chain on Harley he acted up to much.
     
    02-06-2012, 07:58 PM
  #5
Trained
You really need to work on them with their feet. Probably everyday. A lot of farriers will not put up with/keep clients with horses that won't behave.
     
    02-06-2012, 08:15 PM
  #6
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by NdAppy    
You really need to work on them with their feet. Probably everyday. A lot of farriers will not put up with/keep clients with horses that won't behave.
ITA - and if it is a gender issue, enlist the help of a male "assistant" to do this work with you. It really is a matter of practice, practice, PRACTICE to help them accept it as just another mundane part of every day life vs. that special, upsetting thing that ONLY happens on the day when that strange man shows up and does things that are unsettling to them.
     
    02-06-2012, 08:16 PM
  #7
Showing
My farrier would have packed his bags and left if my horses acted like that. They need to learn to stand quietly and respectfully to have their feet done, and that is your job--not the farrier's--to teach them. Work with them every day. Pick up their hooves, clean them out, put conditioner on leisurely, and just hold the foot. Teach these horses to stand while being trimmed without causing the farrier grief.
     
    02-06-2012, 08:44 PM
  #8
Showing
I agree that the owner should be handling and training their horse to be handled by any equine professional, including farrier. But every horse tests and some have issues exclusively with certain people. I know my horse used to absolutely despise a previous farrier but he'd let the vet and a different farrier handle him without issues.

Those issues can only be worked on when that certain person is there, sometimes they just need to remind the horse that they are alpha.
     
    02-06-2012, 11:37 PM
  #9
Yearling
They let me pick up their hoofs, streach them, put boots on, picking, anything I want, but when he comes out they act like this. Me and my mom work with them as they are our horses. I don't trust many with my horses I only trust one friend to ride them if she ever does. Im very picky about who sees them let alone works with them.

By the way my farrier knows how to handle horses, he doesnt give up. Its not my fualt that their last owners neglected them and half feed them so they could work with them. Or abused them so they would listen.
     
    02-06-2012, 11:48 PM
  #10
Trained
Sorry - FARRIER is how you spell it.
A ferry is a boat that travels across a short body of water to transport vehicles from one side to the other.

I would be practicing every day, picking up his feet and holding them up as the farrier does for a few minutes at a time. Find an experienced male to do the same, and handle/feed him to build his confidence around men.
As others have said, its not your farrier's job to train your horse. It is your job, to train your horse to stand quietly for the farrier, who has to bend over and hold onto hundreds of horses' legs each week so really doesn't need to put up with one that tries to kick him and throw him around.
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