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post #1 of 5 Old 07-07-2009, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Basically Re-Breaking Prince.

Hi Everyone.

Ive decided to try and go through the "breaking" process with Prince, I need him to trust me. Prince (AKA Phillip) isn't a bad pony, but a scared one. He spooks daily , but i knew that when i got him. Hes willing to listen and work, and he gets bored easily (hes a Left Brain Extrovert). He eats a lot (pulling branches of a trees when walked on the trails), but i dont have a riding ring. I do have a cleared area where he could be ridden on a lunge (im so more advanced then that lol), but i dont completely trust him and i dont think he trust me either. He was abused from a weaning to a two-year-old, so that doesnt help either.

He needs to be worked and i just dont know what to do with him. I have walked him by "large scary tarps", across wood plywood, i jump him (on the ground), i do the 7 games, and i groom him while he eats almost daily (he loves being groomed), and I tack him up. The other day i tacked him up and sat on him, he walked around nervously and tried to eat quickly.

What can i do to calm him down and get him to trust me? Or games to play with him...

Thanks
Anny
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-09-2009, 03:40 AM
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Grooming and rubbing is a great way for a horse to trust you, so when you are on him sit there and rub his sholder. Did I read it wrong or is he eatting with a bit in his mouth?

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-09-2009, 04:26 AM
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try not to let him reach for those leaves!! that can give him colic (from what i've heard) by eating in the middle of a ride.

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-09-2009, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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No, he hasnt been ridden in a while, he is eating with a halter. And ill be sure to watch him today! I groom him while hes eating and im braiding his mane again today (i messed up yesterday, lol)
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-09-2009, 11:56 PM
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keep doing that, thats a good way to build a bond bye grooming and what not.

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