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    06-22-2009, 08:45 AM
Horse Snorting while walking around???

I am just wondering, well whenever I get my horse out of her paddock, she starts snorting and her ears are all over the place and she is always spooking and looking for something to get scared of.She is so nosy, and it gets the better of her.Does anyone know why she is always snorting with her nostrils flared.? and how do I stop her from spooking so much?
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    06-22-2009, 09:16 AM
Humm, that's interesting. Maybe you could try treating her like a unbroke horse, ie, reground training, sacking-out, walking over tarps ect. Just a suggestion. Good luck!
    06-22-2009, 09:18 AM
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    06-22-2009, 09:56 AM
Is it only when you turn her out just to graze? She may be acting silly or something. Not sure!
    06-22-2009, 11:17 PM
This is her being attentive to her environment and is normal. However, this is the doorway to her spooking and you should work on getting her to trust you and your leadership. You may not be able to break her of it though, it may just be that she's excited to get out. My horse does the same thing, but nothing bad has happened so I just pretend to ignore it, but am prepared in case anything happens.

You can get her to stop spooking as much by exposing her to new things like tarps and big balls. She needs to learn to accept these "scary" things and know that they won't hurt her. The more you desensitize her the less she will spook and the more she will trust you and your leadership
    06-23-2009, 02:40 AM
Hahah, well what a coincedence, because that is what I do I throw ropes over her, and she isnt scared of them anymore, I just made her walk through puddles yesterday so she isnt jumping over them anymore LOL and I rub plastic bags all over her, under her, around her legs etc.
And it helps, I don't know if any of you have heard of the join up, but I did that with her and she responded well :)

Thankyou so much for your help :P
    06-23-2009, 05:11 PM
Hah, totally coming from a different background, but I don't see snorting on a line a problem at all. In fact I do enjoy leading a horse like this.
    06-23-2009, 05:15 PM
Dixie snorts on our arms when she doesn't feel like standing still while on the lead Snot shower for the win!

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