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post #11 of 23 Old 03-20-2013, 09:41 PM
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He's alright to be in light work. Light lunging just to refreshen his lunging skills, walking to regain some manners he may have lost. You don't want to burn off the calories you're trying to pack on.

A vet check would be beneficial to see if there are any side effects due to his starvation or if he has any sharp teeth in his mouth.
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He's alright to be in light work. Light lunging just to refreshen his lunging skills, walking to regain some manners he may have lost. You don't want to burn off the calories you're trying to pack on.

A vet check would be beneficial to see if there are any side effects due to his starvation or if he has any sharp teeth in his mouth.
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Well he's going to be going to the vet Tuesday. But he had a little episode last night, I put a saddle on him and a wild pig jumped out the bushes and scared him so he bolted and flipped the saddle under him now he has some wire cuts around his legs from a downed fence he hopped over and threw me into, nothing deep at all I think mine are deeper. This poor guy is so responsive under saddle and doing ground work its amazing I wonder what happened that made him so spooky?!
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post #13 of 23 Old 03-21-2013, 03:58 PM
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Aaahhhh...I think a wild pig happened.
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Aaahhhh...I think a wild pig happened.


(I once rode an Appy polo pony that couldn't handle grasshoppers in dry grass!)
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This poor guy is so responsive under saddle and doing ground work its amazing I wonder what happened that made him so spooky?!
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Aaahhhh...I think a wild pig happened.
I know that I ment before I got him, I wonder what happend in his previous life that made him like this. The pig was far away and made no noise
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post #16 of 23 Old 03-22-2013, 12:07 AM
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So he's generally quite skittish? Who knows what happened previously, but diet & nutrition - particularly Mg levels can have a big effect on nervousness.
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I know that I ment before I got him, I wonder what happend in his previous life that made him like this. The pig was far away and made no noise
Depending on diet, exercise opportunities, and current mental state, he could be acting very spooky with any unexpected thing (or even smell!) he comes across because of how he feels right now, not because of something that happened to him in the past. Did he leave behind a buddy that gave him confidence? Now you have to be that confident one for him maybe.
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Depending on diet, exercise opportunities, and current mental state, he could be acting very spooky with any unexpected thing (or even smell!) he comes across because of how he feels right now, not because of something that happened to him in the past. Did he leave behind a buddy that gave him confidence? Now you have to be that confident one for him maybe.
wow never thought of it that way. He panics when a rope is on his leg. I walked him out to our back pasture and I dropped the lead rope so he can walk around, anyway he freaked and tried to bolt. Well hopefully he will get better with the diet he's on.
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So he's generally quite skittish? Who knows what happened previously, but diet & nutrition - particularly Mg levels can have a big effect on nervousness.
I know from personal experience that Mg levels affect my mood.
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post #20 of 23 Old 03-23-2013, 09:58 PM
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What probably happened to him in his previous life to make him spooky is lack of training. He is just probably really green. It takes a lot of riding to make an Arab not go psycho at a wild pig.
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