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    08-04-2011, 04:18 AM
Green Broke
Disrespect to me?

I wasn't sure whether to put this hear in the training section etc, so please move it if I'm wrong.

Ok over about the last week more noticeably the last few days. My horse Apache has become more ... affectionate. Normally he is quite stand offish and would only stand next to you because you had walked up to him and he was too lazy to move away. Lately though imparticular the last few days he has been waiting at the gate for me and called out to me a couple of times. Then when I give him a scratch/rub he stands there and just about goes to sleep and even follows me aroun a little bit sometimes for more of a scratch.

Now the main part that I'm actually questioning. We had a few moments when I first got him but I put him in his place and he knew not to have a go at the other horses while I was around. He knew it was a big no no and he would get in trouble.

Just this afternoon I was out checking their water and I had stopped to give him a scratch etc. I then went into sam's paddock and went was patting him beside the fence. So it would have been me then sam then the fence then apache. I'm not sure how well apache could see me but he soon came up and bit sam through the fence. Luckily for me sam jumped sideways instead of running me over. I then got up apache and chased him away. Was this him being disrespectful to me? Or Getting up Sammy about something I didn't see within a span of about 5 minutes max? I don't really get what happened thanks. :)
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    08-04-2011, 05:35 AM
Green Broke
Hey :)

It sounds to me like it just may of been horses being horses. The fact he went "for" the other horse instead of you makes it seem that way.. Just keep an eye on him, tell him that behavior is wrong, etc. If your worried about him becoming disrespectful spend some more time doing Ground Work with him and getting him to listen to you - It can't hurt!
    08-04-2011, 05:39 AM
Green Broke
Thanks yeah that's what I was thinking. I was just thinking it was a bit odd since they are normally best buds and there wasn't any food involved.

Sorry I also forgot to edit my post before putting it up and it's too late now.
    08-04-2011, 06:50 AM
Sounds like jealousy to me! Apache jealous you were scratching Sam.
    08-04-2011, 06:53 AM
Green Broke
I was thinking that but I thought I read somewhere that horses didn't get jealous.
    08-04-2011, 11:25 AM
Green Broke
Trust me, horses get jealous and that sound like exactly what it was. I watch my horse and when he's about to do something I don't want (bite the horse I'm dealing with) I tell him to knock it off. That usually stops the action is mid bite and he gives me his "I'm sorry daddy, I didn't mean to do anything wrong" look.
    08-04-2011, 05:27 PM
I'm going to say also that it was most definitely jealousy.
    08-04-2011, 05:31 PM
No horses get jealous it doesn't sound like a disrespect issue so most likely jealousy.
    08-05-2011, 03:49 AM
Green Broke
Cool I normally say they are jealous, I just thought I had read somewhere that they didn't get jealous.

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