Sudden Aggression - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
 15Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 27 Old 02-27-2012, 06:55 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,627
• Horses: 0
I agree with franknbean very unlikely the horse has rabies theres something going on with her but its not rabies. I dont vaccinate for rabies and iv had horses for over thirty years NEVER have had a horse get it.
spirit88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 27 Old 02-27-2012, 06:59 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 411
• Horses: 4
Not too mention "Cujo" rabies is really rare as well. Most infected animals are more prone to "dumb rabies" and hydrophobia as apposed to just sudden aggression.

I do agree with everyone that says she seems painful though. My first thought was a possible colic when you said she is nipping and was pawing and making odd noises.

Keep up updated. Hopefully shes fine and just having a bad day!
MN Tigerstripes and herdbound like this.
Duren is offline  
post #23 of 27 Old 02-27-2012, 07:09 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duren View Post
Not too mention "Cujo" rabies is really rare as well. Most infected animals are more prone to "dumb rabies" and hydrophobia as apposed to just sudden aggression.

I do agree with everyone that says she seems painful though. My first thought was a possible colic when you said she is nipping and was pawing and making odd noises.

Keep up updated. Hopefully shes fine and just having a bad day!

Agree totally. I think someone watches too many movies.
Golden Horse likes this.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
post #24 of 27 Old 02-27-2012, 07:15 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 478
• Horses: 2
My first response...it's a pony that explains everything :) I think that pain is the culprit here, the shivering can be a temp too or a sign of stress do to pain. Anytime a horse acts askew all of a sudden pain is often the problem. Have you seen her role lately on the ground...watch and see if she rolls but when she gets up she doesn't do the normal "shake like a wet dog" thing...she could be in the early stages of colic...I would keep a close eye on her and see if the vet can come take a look ASAP
herdbound is offline  
post #25 of 27 Old 02-27-2012, 07:41 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,666
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by spirit88 View Post
Sounds like a leardership problem to me in heat or not in pain or not doesnt give them the right to lash out with teeth and hind feet. Simple fact is she has no respect for you
I agree there's likely a relationship issue, tho if it's pain related I think there can sometimes be an unthinking reactivity that can happen regardless of relationships. But my feeling is that sort of attitude is showing no respect or understanding to the horse - perhaps that's not how you meant it tho.

Horses are sentient beings too, not put on this earth to be innately submissive & obedient to our every beck & whim. They *always* give subtle signs/warnings before that sort of behaviour & if for whatever reason(conscious or not) humans ignore that, they have to find other ways to be more effective at getting their feelings across. Whether you see it as a 'right', how else can an animal like a horse 'shout' but with teeth & hooves??

Of course, in a good relationship, the human & horse 'respect' & understand *eachother* enough that it doesn't come to that. IMO I don't believe it should be a dictatorial relationship & if my horse 'aggressed' at me like that I'd be wondering what *I'd* missed & done wrong. Perhaps that's what you meant too, but talking about 'rights' regardless of circumstances sounds like you feel the horse is the one that's 'wrong' & deserving of punishment for his 'crime'.
loosie is offline  
post #26 of 27 Old 02-27-2012, 07:46 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
I find it hard to believe that a leadership issue turns this quickly. But JMHO.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
post #27 of 27 Old 02-27-2012, 07:54 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 411
• Horses: 4
May I just say that I am totally embarrassed by my grammar mistakes in my post. To vs too is only my biggest pet peeve ever!
Duren is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
aggression towards other horses MarleyandEllie Horse Training 21 07-10-2015 11:19 AM
Dog Aggression? ElizabethClem Other Pets 0 09-15-2011 11:15 PM
Stall aggression justsambam08 Horse Training 38 05-13-2010 07:44 PM
food aggression yorkshirelass Horse Talk 5 03-02-2010 11:28 AM
Feeding Aggression bsdhorse Horse Training 10 06-30-2009 05:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome