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post #11 of 15 Old 08-16-2012, 11:49 PM
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Thanks! She sure has come a long way and she is starting to really trust me finally!
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post #12 of 15 Old 08-16-2012, 11:54 PM
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Mason was a wreck when I got him. Would panic, sweat and shake when he realized I was going to catch him. Reared up and threw himself over backwards when tied, panicked and reared, bolted when ridden. I found out from the rescue center that he had torn muscles on his girth area when they got him from the auction. I contacted the owner of one of his brands, and they said that when they had him, he was just 'too strong willed' for them to handle.

I really wish he could have told me his life story. But the 4 years I had with him were peaceful, adventurous and just amazing, he was always happy and loved in his last years. I bet he could have told some horrible tales!
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post #13 of 15 Old 08-17-2012, 04:32 AM
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I know most of my mares story...and all of my 2 year olds!! Lol

Just goes to show the horse's amazing capacity to love.
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post #14 of 15 Old 08-17-2012, 07:13 AM
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My mare had some of the same issues. Unfortunately I know it was her Amish "trainer" who caused her issues. She is still jumpy around new people. She used to rear for no reason and would try to get away from you in crossties if she panicked. Didn't want you near her face and if you had a halter she absolutely wouldn't let you near her.
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My mare had some of the same issues. Unfortunately I know it was her Amish "trainer" who caused her issues. She is still jumpy around new people. She used to rear for no reason and would try to get away from you in crossties if she panicked. Didn't want you near her face and if you had a halter she absolutely wouldn't let you near her.
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I retrained a horse who was Amish trained when he was 5. When he came back, he was so nmanagable that the owner couldn't do anything with him, and they tossed him out into a pasture for 10 years. He came to me when he was 15 and his owners wanted him trained. If he knew you were in the barn, he would plaster himself against the stall and shake. I had to wear the same clothes every day and enter his stall at the same time everyday or his entire day would be turned upside down. When I finally got him to trust me, we would start out on walks and he would jump in my lap if anyone was within 50ft of us. Poor thing. He was trained to jump and do half pass and he got over a lot of his demons and teaches autistic students now, but he's still severely headshy. He's actually the horse in my avatar.

I'm glad someone else has a horse that would rear for no reason at all, with no trigger and no warning. I sometimes feel like I'm making it up because no one would believe she would do that randomly. She's not headshy but she's a fighter, not a fighter. She will take you on if she disagrees. She's beginning to realize that I don't want to fight with her, I want to work with her, and she's doing great.
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