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    01-16-2012, 03:53 PM
How long does it take???...

I've had my mare and gelding for 3 weeks now. I actually thought they were becoming used to their new home! Not after today tho. I'm so frustrated n I know I shouldn't be. No one has really worked with zell the gelding since he's been here. He's the family horse. I've been focusing and working with my horse neytiri(aka Sadie) because she has been lame. I feel bad because no one love on zell. I try but he pins his ears and just walks or runs away!!! So frustrating. No trust at all. So my dad finally was trying to get zell on a halter and I decided I'd go get neytiri. Well she took off and started acting nearly as bad as zell! She usually very easy to catch. We eventually got zelll out and walked him around our property for the first time and Neytiri was not having it. She started runnin and goin crazy. They find comfort in eachother and I understand that but I don't want it to be a pain in my butt everytime I have to catch one of th! Ugh what do I do and how long does it take for them to settle into a new home. This whole event today just upset me a little.
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    01-16-2012, 03:59 PM
Were these horse ignored abused in their previous home
I just think it takes time to build trust and a bond with you
And these horses

Good luck
    01-16-2012, 04:01 PM
Green Broke
If it is possible I would seperate them right now it seems they are simply bonded and nobody has worked with them sperately to really gain the trust. So I would put them in seperat fields/pens however you want and spend equal time with both. With zell maybe try taking him out and taking him for walks, do some groundwork if your mare is lame you should have atleast a little time to take zell out and play with him also or even just make it a habit to go say hi and brush him before you do work with your mare.
    01-16-2012, 04:10 PM
They r in seperate pens. I take Neytiri out and work with her 4 days out of the week. Groom her almost every day. So I felt like there was some sort of something but after today she made it seem like I could be trusted anymore :(. Also they were both pasture horses. The mare was trail ridden and her previous owner seemed just a lil rough but not mean. Least when I was there. Zell is an ex race horse and height have been badly treated because he flinched like I'm going to hit him sometimes. I try and brush him but he pins his ears and runs away. The owner who had him before was very nice and he was super easy to catch but now that he's here he's a disaster!
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    01-16-2012, 04:16 PM
Green Broke
They seem to just not have that bond yet. Try going out there and just sitting with them, take them for walks. With zell maybe go out there and I know it may sound funny but just push him away from you if he wants to move his feet away from you then make him work. Right now is the time you need to form that leadership or he may become pushy. You say he was easy to catch with his other owner so he knows what it is and he is just not seeing you as the leader and do the same with your mare but only when its necessary. The second they relax and turn into you let them that is what you want.
    01-16-2012, 04:54 PM
Ok thank you I'm going to try those suggestions!!! Thanks!
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