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        10-25-2012, 09:57 AM
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    I would agree in leaving that alone. Don't give them the satisfaction of getting under your skin. But, are you sure you want to sell? I think this could be a horse you can really learn from given some time and patience. We all need to be challenged in order to grow and learn.
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        10-25-2012, 10:05 AM
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    I will say, since you are wanting to sell her - I would be working even harder towards correcting some of the worst of her habits that you were posting about recently. Every issue you can eliminate will make her that much more sellable and help increase your footing in asking a reasonable price for her. I know that sometimes selling a problem horse seems like a great way not to have to deal with the problems, but I'd rather put the time and effort in for as long as I have the horse to help make the horse that much more marketable.
    I'm definitely working with her. She doesn't have any problems under saddle or on the ground with a halter on. It's just she has some problems in the herd. It isn't so much HER that is the problem, it's the fact that she changed MY horses (although, I'm sure I hold some of that responsibility also)

    As for an update on that post, I tied my grey horse up daily since Friday for 30 minute increments. On the first day she was tied 30 minutes and yesterday we worked up to 3 hours. Every time I tied her, I moved her farther away from her friend.

    Then, I asked my dad to come over and move some dirt righ in front of our barn/field area. Every day when I would ride out my grey horse if she turned around I let her go back but worked her but in that deep sand. Turns, loping, sliding stops, yielding, trotting for 10 minutes... Then turned her away again. She didn't want to go back so much after that. Yesterday we completed the exact same ride that she threw me on again without a hitch!

    I'm not sure if horses have different learning styles...but if they do, I have hers figured out. She just needs to be worked hard whenever she does somethin wrong and she will never do it again.

    My horses got out once an ate a lot of feed and I walked them on the back of the quad for about 5 hours after that... The next time they got out, three of the five horses were about a mile away and I found my grey horse pacing in front of the open gate!! She knew the "consequences" to getting out. It was the funniest thing!
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        10-25-2012, 10:34 AM
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    I would agree in leaving that alone. Don't give them the satisfaction of getting under your skin. But, are you sure you want to sell? I think this could be a horse you can really learn from given some time and patience. We all need to be challenged in order to grow and learn.
    I'm not super sure... I have a few reasons though..

    1. She is small. She is a good size for tiny little me, but not my boyfriend. I'm afraid she won't be able to carry him for long distances.

    2. She is an awesome horse for a kid. I like my horses with a little fire and "go" and she has...none. She doesn't spook at anything, she does everything you ask, she goes where you point her..slowly. For me, that makes for a boring ride. I like to challenge my horses and I like them to challenge me.

    3. She won't let me horses come up to me! That has gotten a little better though.

    I'm honestly just feeling out the market and if I have her for another year, that is perfectly fine:)
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