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        07-16-2012, 05:35 PM
    gelding thats very upset!

    My QH Harley is very very upset that im working with my paint Flash and my moms mustang Cody. That he will stand and watch me ride/loung them, and will stand where I saddle and put boots on them. When I unteck them and take off their halter he will let me put it on and walk with me to where I loung, and when I ask him to walk around he will stand there I will tap him with the whip and he will walk over to me like 'you hit me why would you do that?' after my ride with Cody the other night he stood near us and let me throw my barrel saddle on him and he stood there with it on. But his back is out so I couldnt get on him. He is very distant from me after I ride the other horses and will walk away from me where he usually will walk right up to me and put his head flat on my stomach. He will do it but not as often as he usually does.

    I have no clue how else I can get him to feel like when I rode him more (have no time after getting the other two ridden and lounged to ride him and his back is out so he can go faster then a walk and no one can get on just so it doesnt get worse.) I give him the most treats and try to spend one on one time with him but Flash is sweet and loves to be close to me and will come up and nuzzle me and just put his nose on me, his nose is really sensitive and he's careful to not get it bumped and stuff so he has trusted me to not hurt him (he wont put his nose on anyone and he will touch me with it a lot asking me questions) I wanna give Flash as much attention as I can as he will be my new gamer and harleys my trail horse. And I've spent 5 years with him so I know all about him and what he does and doesnt like but he's never acted like this to me in the 5 years until this winter when I started to stop ridding him and riding flash more.

    Flash is 5 and needs more training and riding, and is taller (i love tall horses) he needs to get a top line so I loung him 2 times a day and ride when its cooler out. Harley is 14 and can be taken out of the pasture after winter and be riddin out with little problems.

    Any ways to get him to feel like I still love him?
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        07-16-2012, 05:39 PM
    For one thing, stop attributing human emotions to him. He's a HORSE, not a furry human who walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.

    If you want him to pay attention to you, then pay more attention to him. He doesn't care that you're riding other horses. In fact, he's probably glad he's not the one having to work.
        07-16-2012, 05:48 PM
    He likes to be ridden, and I think horses do have emotion, and I know he loves to be with me. I spend time with him but I spent more with the other two as I ride and work them.

    cody, flash, harley, ridding

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