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post #7721 of 29437 Old 04-01-2013, 03:37 PM
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Hunter65,
I'm sorry you got bit and didn't have your wits about you to react in a timely manner. Those hurt for a while as I recall the last time I was nipped and jerked as his teeth were clamping. Ripped a chunk of skin out just below my elbow and he thought I was about to eat him for all of about 45 seconds with the amount of bouncing and flailing I was doing. If the stall wall hadn't been as thick I truly believe he would have ran through it trying to get away from me.

It took a long time before he would even take treats out of anyone's hand after that episode. He NEVER even thought about getting his teeth close to skin after that.


Just remember you have all of about 3 seconds to react to an act on their part before it loses it's effectiveness.
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post #7722 of 29437 Old 04-01-2013, 03:43 PM
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Fahntasia,

Bud has Lab, but no rottie in him. I can't recall what the other breeds that are in him and we always say he is a Heinz57 breed instead a mix breed.lol

Stan,

I hate you have to buy water and have it brought in. Have you thought about getting with some of the neighbors to see about digging a lake amongst your adjoining property? I'n sure it would be a daunting undertaking, but seems like it could be valuable to share the costs...

Ofcourse, that is coming from someone living an aweful long ways away.

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post #7723 of 29437 Old 04-01-2013, 04:48 PM
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Thanks Stan and Roadyy
I know I have all of 3 seconds to respond and last time he got such as swift kick in the gut he didn't know what hit him. This has been an ongoing issue since he was trained. I wasn't hardly even tightening the cinch as I never do that until he his bridled. This time I was so shocked I didn't know what to do and by the time I did it was too late. I am still kicking myself but not much I can do now. I will take a new pic later I am bruised from just below shoulder to half way between elbow and wrist and boy is it sore and swollen.
This only happens when girthing. He is fine for vet and farrier and stood for 3 and a half hours last week for his body clip.
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post #7724 of 29437 Old 04-01-2013, 05:32 PM
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You may have to cinch, loosen, cinch, loosen, cinch again and again until he learns not to reach around at you or whoever is doing the cinching. Get after him every time he comes around with a tap on the cheek as stated earlier.

I gather from your post that you already knew this, but as you said that he has done it before so that is why I stated doing it over and over at each time you put the saddle on til he shows no signs at all of caring what you are doing around there.


Good luck on the healing. Try soaking it with Listerine to help with the soreness.

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post #7725 of 29437 Old 04-01-2013, 05:39 PM
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OMG that is terrible! I hope you heal fast.

A friend is looking for her first horse so I went with her in Saturday to check out an Arab mare. The owner was holding the mare while my friend was doing up the cinch, and the mare lunched at the owner with open mouth to bite her. I saw the horses mouth open and heard the teeth snap shut a mere inch from the owners face. To look at the arm wound above makes me shudder and even more so to think what kind of damage this mare could have caused to the owners face. Needless to say, my friend said no to this horse.
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post #7726 of 29437 Old 04-01-2013, 05:45 PM
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Since we are on dog photos

Here is my faithful canine friend, RJ.


And his faithful sidekick, Hemi.


They are really good friends...
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post #7727 of 29437 Old 04-01-2013, 07:31 PM
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Here is my faithful canine friend, RJ.


And his faithful sidekick, Hemi.


They are really good friends...
I love boxers. No insult to all of the others showing their dogs, but just look at that face all class and expression not that I am bias, well not rearly. I have owned 3 boxers in my life. Salome, Taj, and Trampus. Taj was huge a real throw back to how they were during the war years when the Germans used the as guard dogs along with the Dobermans.
After three I could not take putting another in the ground. Now I have two horses, nothing changes.
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post #7728 of 29437 Old 04-01-2013, 08:00 PM
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Clinic -Day 3 jumping

I am both sore and satisfied after the third and final day of the riding clinic. Originally, I set out to jump only the second day and focus on dressage the other two, but the instructor suggested another day of jumping to help Koolio work through his fear of colourful jumps, and so this is what we did.
Koolio was a champ. Even though neither of us really had any experience jumping, he took every last fence honestly and with trust. I also surprised myself at how much I enjoyed jumping and really felt like he and I were the best partners in the whole endeavour.
At the end of the day, the instructor asked if I showed Koolio on the Arab circuit, which I haven't. He commented on how impressed he was with Koolio's willingness to work through things and especially his movement, honesty and form. He said, "You should show him, he's ready...now, like today". I must say I was taken aback at the compliment which came from a very respected visiting clinician, but I was also so proud of my horse. Now I feel a bit guilty that maybe I'm not quite as good a rider as he deserves, but then again maybe this incident happened to encourage me to work towards becoming a better rider.
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Hey everyone. Just stopping by to give a quick update. My dad is still on a ventilator and unconscious. His body seems to be healing from the surgeries but now there is a concern about his brain function. He has stopped responding to commands from the medical staff when they lower his sedation. He will open his eyes but he will not move his legs, nod, or squeeze their hands. He was able to do all of that on Thursday so I don't know what has changed.
I am very tired, mentally and physically. I am also very homesick amd miss my husband, dog, and horse tremendously. My mom is very confused and not in good health so all my energy is going to worrying about Dad and taking care of Mom.
I am envious of everyone that has been enjoying the spring weather and their horses...except for Hunter. I am NOT envious of that bite. Ouch!
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I love boxers. No insult to all of the others showing their dogs, but just look at that face all class and expression not that I am bias, well not rearly. I have owned 3 boxers in my life. Salome, Taj, and Trampus. Taj was huge a real throw back to how they were during the war years when the Germans used the as guard dogs along with the Dobermans.
After three I could not take putting another in the ground. Now I have two horses, nothing changes.
I am biased and love boxers too. R.J. Is my third boxer, and he is now a senior citizen (10). Luckily he is healthy so I am hopeful he will defeat the odds and live a little longer than usual.

The Boston Terrier, Hemi, is kind of like a Boxer (on speed) in a little body. He's not quite as loyal though, but he is a great companion for a Boxer. I'm not sure if I will ever choose another breed other than a boxer again, as I truly am hooked on the breed.
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