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        08-16-2013, 11:55 PM
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    Showing
    When you move him away, if he's loose, let him think you will hit his eye with your hands. Don't yell at him it is just noise to him that means nothing. Stretching your body a little taller lets him know you mean business.
         
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        08-17-2013, 12:21 AM
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    Yearling
    He's not convinced yet. Keep it up and move his feet
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        08-17-2013, 12:29 AM
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    Ok so I do what you all suggested, and he'll back off, but then he goes right back to doing it.
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    Can you explain what he does, how you correct it, and what he starts doing again?
         
        08-17-2013, 08:09 AM
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    Green Broke
    Is your voice high pitched? Do you move quickly? Could be you are timid. Or.

    You are doing something that he finds aggravating I imagine, and is showing you he is not fond of you.

    Rethink the things you do from start to finish and you might be able to figure it out, but you've done something.
         
        08-17-2013, 09:19 AM
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    He only does it when I have him caught. I may just walk by, or I may go up and touch him somewhere and he'll lay them back. Not always, but a lot. If l'm having him do something and he's focused on something, he won't. He seems to only do it when he's bored :/
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        08-17-2013, 07:12 PM
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    He only does it when I have him caught. I may just walk by, or I may go up and touch him somewhere and he'll lay them back. Not always, but a lot. If l'm having him do something and he's focused on something, he won't. He seems to only do it when he's bored :/
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    This has me thinking that they aren't pinned angry ears, but content sideways ears... when a horse isn't focused and chilling out, they are usually sideways.

    They only prick them forward if they are curious, like if they hear the grain bucket being shook or checking out a sketchy tarp.
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        08-17-2013, 08:27 PM
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    This has me thinking that they aren't pinned angry ears, but content sideways ears... when a horse isn't focused and chilling out, they are usually sideways.

    They only prick them forward if they are curious, like if they hear the grain bucket being shook or checking out a sketchy tarp.
    No, he pins them back when I come around.
         
        08-17-2013, 08:46 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Make him move, hard and fast the second he pins them. Do you have someone who can help you who is experienced? Even a lesson on the ground even once could help to solve this. I don't accept pinned ears, no excuses why at all. If he is pinning and not responding, what's next?
         

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