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post #1 of 10 Old 03-30-2014, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Acting a bit grouchy

Charlie has been balking alot and trying to bite and just not being a sweet boy like he usually is lately, not sure if its because of the iffy weather or what.. Do you guys' horses have off days..weeks?
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Charlie has been balking alot and trying to bite and just not being a sweet boy like he usually is lately, not sure if its because of the iffy weather or what.. Do you guys' horses have off days..weeks?
If my happy go lucky horse has turned into a grump all of a sudden? He's sore somewhere.
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If my happy go lucky horse has turned into a grump all of a sudden? He's sore somewhere.
Maybe his back from riding the other day? I may need a thicker saddle pad..
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What is happening when he's grouchy? What are you doing? He's telling you something is wrong, now you have to figure it out.

Is he acting fussy when you touch his back, or sides, or somewhere else? Is it when you're cinching up, or getting on, or something else? Look at what's going on when he's acting up, and you'll have your first clue.

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What is happening when he's grouchy? What are you doing? He's telling you something is wrong, now you have to figure it out.

Is he acting fussy when you touch his back, or sides, or somewhere else? Is it when you're cinching up, or getting on, or something else? Look at what's going on when he's acting up, and you'll have your first clue.
Ths is just in the pasture! He is being grouchy and like turning his butt towards me and then refusing to walk forward when I have him on the lead!
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Ths is just in the pasture! He is being grouchy and like turning his butt towards me and then refusing to walk forward when I have him on the lead!
Then that is just flat out disrespect and should not be tolerated because that can turn dangerous. It's not funny and it's not cute. If he lets loose with his hooves when he turns his butt to you, you could end up seriously hurt or killed.

I really recommend that you look up some groundwork and gaining respect techniques. You could start look at Clinton Anderson's "Gaining Respect and Control on the Ground" series.
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I was also going to agree with DancingArabian.....it's disrespect and he's testing you, trying to dominate you and be in charge of you......let him run into your elbow a few times when he goes to bite you, continue on like nothing happened. I follow Clinton Anderson also, do a search on Youtube for him and watch some of the videos that are up there dealing with disrespectful horses.......

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I was also going to agree with DancingArabian.....it's disrespect and he's testing you, trying to dominate you and be in charge of you......let him run into your elbow a few times when he goes to bite you, continue on like nothing happened. I follow Clinton Anderson also, do a search on Youtube for him and watch some of the videos that are up there dealing with disrespectful horses.......

I tried to watch some clinton anderson on youtube but I typed in the respect on the ground video and all that came up was some other guy who was just doing the CA exercises
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I tried to watch some clinton anderson on youtube but I typed in the respect on the ground video and all that came up was some other guy who was just doing the CA exercises
Just type in Clinton Anderson, you may have to go through a few to get some of his........there are also a lot of people that show the method doing it with their horse too which would help to watch.....

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If you've been working him regularly and he suddenly turned grouchy, I would definitely look for soreness.

If he's had time off/away from you, I would guess he just needs refresher on manners.

I expect full cooperation from a full-grown horse who is being appropriately worked at his level of physical conditioning. I will expect manners from youngsters, too, but their physical/mental limits may lead to "bad" work days - such as my current 3 year old will give me 3 great days of work, but if I ask for a 4th day in a row, you can almost guarantee it'll be crappy.
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