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    07-12-2010, 04:30 PM
Sharing some news: Headshy horse

We switched barns back in April (money issues) and he has changed 100%. He loves being outdoors and has calmed down competely. He is on pasture with hay. I can get on him bareback no problem, and haltering him is no problem. He still is stubborn when it comes to riding or coming to the barn, but he is still alot better.

Anyways, I was at the barn yesterday with a group of riders who were all grooming their horses (alot have bad feet and Mur's best friend Freckles developed rain rot, Mur only has scratches here and there). While grooming, I scratch his ears to see how he reacts to my touch.

He lets me touch his bad/right ear now! Well, stroke it but that is a big step so far! I am waiting for the day I can slip his bridle on easily without doing the buckles. Haha. That is all. I am happy about his ears now.

I want to try a fly ear veil on him for riding, so I am going to look for one and try it out and see how he is. =]
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    07-12-2010, 05:30 PM
great stuff!
    07-14-2010, 09:01 AM
Thats awesome! I'm so pleased for you.

I'm working with my head shy boy.
I found that I can stroke his ears all I like, - even inside, while he eats his pony pellets.
Well that's a start. He'll get used to it.
    07-14-2010, 05:29 PM
That's good news! Time and effort pay off in the end with a headshy horse. The tip is to never give up and never get frustrated, and you achieved it! Well done.
    07-14-2010, 05:52 PM
Green Broke
That is so great...isn't it amazing what time and patience can do for a horse that trusts you :) So so happy for you.
    07-23-2010, 08:52 AM
Thanks everyone! I am looking into getting his ears trimmed nicely so he is use to all that show grooming. We will see how it goes. =]
    07-25-2010, 03:37 AM
Good luck with that and let us know how it goes.

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