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post #1 of 31 Old 08-12-2012, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Question horse chasing me and my horse out of field

this problem is much better i have got my confidence back now with him but the other day i led my horse out of the field and a 5yo 17hh TB chased us out and my horse suddenly galloped up the hill with me hanging on the lead roipe for dear life after a while he slowed and i lead him down fine but ever time i go to the field the horse gallops down the hill to me and only me? a few times now when my horse has been taken down i go up the the field to get no horse and the TB gallops over and i make my slef big and wave my arms about so it is happening less when i go to get my horse but still every now and then so if anyone has got any advice i will be happy to here and try it out x
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post #2 of 31 Old 08-12-2012, 10:43 AM
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Have someone else go with you and tail you, with a whip. YOU need to focus on your horse. The other person needs to send the other horse packing and protect you from behind.

I had this happen to me. I was leading our trail geldings up, one by his halter, one with a rope around his neck(they were SO good). Halfway down the field, this broodmare comes out of nowhere like a freaking shark kicking and squealing. I missed death by a foot that day. My sister came out, I caught the boys again, and the mare tried it again. Luckily, my sis sent her running the other way.
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post #3 of 31 Old 08-12-2012, 10:49 AM
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If you are in a boarding situation, I would inform the BO of the horse's dangerous behavior. No boarding facility I have been at would allow such dangerous behavior. The horse would have to leave, or be worked with by the owner or a trainer to fix whatever issues the horse has.
If the BO is not willing to talk to the owner and demand they fix the problem, I would be finding another place to board. Charging horses are dangerous, and the issue should not be taken lightly. In the meantime, I would carry a whip when you go in there to protect yourself. If the horse comes after you, give it to him hard and drive him away (be for warned though that some horses will take this as a challenge and fight back- so have an escape route just in case). Also, inform the BO that you will be taking a whip in there to protect yourself against the other horse. If the BO says no to the whip, I would be packing up my stuff and horse, and leaving immediately.
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post #4 of 31 Old 08-12-2012, 11:32 AM
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thats really scary!
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post #5 of 31 Old 08-12-2012, 12:03 PM
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very scary thats for sure

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post #6 of 31 Old 08-12-2012, 12:16 PM
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I agree with the other suggestions. I used to get really nervous getting Major out of the pasture when he was out with the other geldings (he's now with my BO's gelding and Hemi usually moves just fine if I fling the end of the lead rope at him). There were actually times where I'd just leave him out there because the other geldings would swing their butt at me and kick at me.. one in particular would still follow us to the gate where I'd have to quickly shut the gate as soon as Major's butt was out of it. I know I should've just taken a good swat at him, but this was this horse who was never ridden and was pretty crazy.

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That's a really scary situation and I feel your pain because I've been through it.

There's a horse in the field where my barrel racer is and he decided he didn't want me taking his buddy out of the field and would chase me off and once he decided to throw a hoof to my head(he missed thank God) and that was the last straw.

Here's what I did:
I started carrying a whip with me. What I did before I even started taking the whip with me was to make sure my horse would be ok if I had to let go of his leadrope. Why? Because like gothicangel mentioned sometimes when you use the whip on the horse coming after you they can fight back and you need an escape route. My escape route is to let go of my horse's lead rope(toss it over his back if I can) and get the heck out of there. If I had to do that and he were to step on it I would want to be sure he wasn't going to panic and cause more of a ruckus.

Be prepared to defend yourself if need be and guard your fear. Don't feel bad about it it's your life you could very well be defending. Have a plan. If you go out there and that horse starts to come after you stand your ground and crack the whip...most of the time the noise is enough but if it's not go after the first body part that comes into reach of the whip. So if he's charging you head on crack him in the nose(sounds mean but you're defending your life) if he spins his butt to kick you nail him in the hip till he gets away. Don't be afraid to get aggressive. Remember even with a whip we can't do anywhere near as much damage to them as much as a dominant horse would when disiciplining them.

The horse I had issues with (after I started carrying the whip) decided to come at me backwards and try to kick me when I was getting my horse. He promtly got nailed on the butt with the whip and that caused him to shoot foreward. I thought we were done. Nope. He spun around and charged me so I threw the halter I was holding into his face and that didn't stop him. I used the whip and nailed him hard when he got close enough. He must have had a realization moment because now he stays away when I get my horse. BUT I work him for my BO and he's also not scared of me at all. He's actually really nice to work with just didn't want me taking his buddy away.

I now allow no horse to horse interaction in the fields when I am in there unless I am across the field or something but if i have the intention of working a horse and am going towards that specific horse no other horse is allowed near us.

Have a plan, be aggressive, and be safe. I hope you can get this resolved =)

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post #8 of 31 Old 08-12-2012, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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thanx so much for all the advice and I will speak to BO and I will be taking a whip and I am a small girl but I do try and make my self look big and wave my arms about but I just get so scared of him running at me and my horse, if nothing works I suppose for the safety of the and my horse I will have to find another place but I just hope it does come to that and we can sort it out (thank you Phantomcolt18 for your idea I will deffiantly be trying that) thank you guys :) xx
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Subbing...I would definitely like to hear the outcome to this situation.
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post #10 of 31 Old 08-12-2012, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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:), i willlet you guys how it goes over the next week ish x
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