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    04-03-2013, 02:13 PM
Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
i am sorry you lost the Filly What was going on with her before she died? Did she Collic? Oct is not Winter it is still fall hun. I really hope you can work things out with Daykota. I think you should Really think of what is best for him and you though. Like you stated in the beginning of the thread.

I didn't mean to say oct. I can't believe I didn't catch that, we lost her in dec. Cus it was about a month before her birthday and in the middle of winter. Oct. Is when I got my thoroughbred filly to break along with my brother when he was breaking Kiss. The filly we lost was Kiss, my brothers filly. And I know im going to ride him to dads tonight, dad lives around the corner, and see is maybe he is acting like he is because of the other horses being around, but they were around before.
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    04-03-2013, 02:22 PM
Originally Posted by Saskia    
Its hard, near impossible, for people to advise online because we do not know the situation. Words can be misleading and inaccurate and for a serious problem like this you don't need random advice.

What you do need is the advice of a trainer who can see you and the horse together. You mentioned a trainer you had out said that they couldn't do anything - well I'd be looking for a second opinion. You might not have the money to hire a full time trainer but at the very least you should be able to get a good one out to work with him and do an assessment of sorts. Get a really honest one and see if they think its your handling, or something else entirely. Talk to them about your options, but if your method isn't working and you are not willing to hire a trainer you're not leaving many options.

At this stage, with those behavioural problems its going to be difficult to sell him. As a responsible seller you could probably only sell to trainers, and even then you'll probably have to give him away. You also will have to face the distinct possibility that, if his behaviour continues, they'll have him euthanized. Your other option could be to just retire him to pasture. Once you sell a horse, you'll have no control over his future.

It's not cool to be thrown off horses. It's not cool to go to the ER. Part of being an adult is taking responsibility for yourself and your body, and riding horses that are consistently injuring you is not taking responsibility. It's childish and holds inconceivable dangers. Your life is shaped by your choices, so start making smart ones.

I've been talking to my 4h leader and when we start riding at his house again he's going to see what he can do, my horses are not consistently getting me hurt, its only a once in a while thing, and most of the time its them spooking at something that jumps out in front of them or its my fault, but it doesn't happen like everyday and I don't go to the ER everytime, I've been in the ER 4 times, once was my fault. And I know that once I sell him I don't have any control over him and that's what scares me, he's a good horse, well, he was, and im afraid that he will end up in the same situation he was at for, small fences area with 3 horses, mud to his knees and badly over weight, or worse, at slaughter.
    04-03-2013, 02:35 PM
OP can you post a video of you riding your horse or working with him? That will provide much better information than the photos. Even if it is older, do not get on a horse that you don't feel safe on just to make a video.
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    04-03-2013, 02:51 PM
Originally Posted by CCH    
OP can you post a video of you riding your horse or working with him? That will provide much better information than the photos. Even if it is older, do not get on a horse that you don't feel safe on just to make a video.

I have a few videos of me riding him at Bens house, and I have a recent one of me riding him when he started is bad behavior but I can't get them to upload
    04-03-2013, 03:07 PM
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Do you have a Youtube account? If not it is as easy to set one up as it was to sign up on this site. Then you can upload the videos then copy/paste the link here.
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    04-03-2013, 03:25 PM
I have some vids of me riding him at Bens house, but they r o my dads phone, tonight when I see my dad ill have to see if I can post them
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