Stubborn horse!
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Stubborn horse!

This is a discussion on Stubborn horse! within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Stubborn horse out of field
  • How do you persuade a stubborn horse

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-02-2010, 09:00 AM
  #1
Foal
Stubborn horse!

Yesterday I went to get my horse in from the field - he would NOT move! He was stood next to his feeder where the hay is and think he was much more interested in eating than coming in. I tried tempting him with a carrot and after about 20 minutes he decided he'd come in. Any tips on how to persuade him out of the field without using food??
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-02-2010, 10:07 AM
  #2
Yearling
Sometimes giving their bum a little flick with the lead rope can help, or feed him a little something when you bring him in, one of our horses he used to be stubborn like that but because he wasn't the alpha in his little herd he'd get bullied a bit so I think he maby learned that he got peace and quiet to eat away from the field and was quite happy to follow. Or maby feed him after you've done some work I dunno just a few ideas
     
    04-02-2010, 10:18 AM
  #3
Foal
Jenson is the bully of the field! But that's the first time I've really had a little trouble bringing him in. He usually gets fed after being ridden, though he's getting a bit fat so i've reduced his food a bit. I'll keep carrots in my pocket just in case! I like to give him a little treat anyway when he comes in so I suppose it doesn't really matter whether I use food to get him to follow me! Just thought he might come in coz he wanted to - obviously not, haha!
     
    04-02-2010, 10:57 AM
  #4
Foal
The pressure release method and a little patience will get him moving and probably establish an understanding, are you familiar with that?
     
    04-02-2010, 11:23 AM
  #5
Foal
Er, no? Whats that then?
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stubborn Horse jackieboy2 Horse Training 3 08-24-2009 12:37 AM
Getting a stubborn horse to move out? PechosGoldenChance Horse Talk 2 08-23-2009 09:32 PM
Most stubborn horse I ever met!! HELP EatSleepRide Horse Training 5 07-07-2009 06:06 PM
I need help with my stubborn old horse! Silver07 Horse Training 4 07-27-2007 10:52 AM
New Horse, Food Stubborn NJ02Z71 Horse Training 6 05-10-2007 04:16 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0