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        08-13-2012, 11:08 AM
      #1121
    Yearling
    DVM as a father in law... free vet care! Why didn't I think of that. Too bad my daughter is too old for him... and married! Lol

    Welcome Texasreb.
    I have a 5 yr old mare that was abused by previous owner. I've had her a little over a year, and we've come a long way. She is one that if someone gets "heavy handed" with her, she goes in the totally opposite direction. Everything has to be done slow and with patience!
         
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        08-13-2012, 11:12 AM
      #1122
    Banned
    Y'all are just diabolical! How dare you use me and your Daughters for free Vet care!!!!!! Lol
    texasgal and nuisance like this.
         
        08-13-2012, 11:15 AM
      #1123
    Trained
    Country boy I am looking out for your best interest.
    You are on a horse forum.
    You are male.
    Females outnumber us on here 100-1. {even Faceman could get a date}
    You have horses and a ranch.
    You are smart and polite.
    You are going to go to college and be a vet.
    We now have KCTOPs interest.
    See where this is going?
    Even if you discharge gas in public and wipe your nose with your bare arm you are a great catch here on this forum and have very little competition.
    Allow me to navigate the minefield for you.
    Otherwise you will fall for the first girl that winks and smiles at the same time at you.
    Women have the power to make grown men stutter, do really stupid things and spend all thier money. So tread carefully my friend. Shalom
    texasgal, kctop72, Kayella and 1 others like this.
         
        08-13-2012, 11:16 AM
      #1124
    Trained
    Free vet care? I would adopt some orphan supermodel for free vet care.
    Shalom
         
        08-13-2012, 11:21 AM
      #1125
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dbarabians    
    Country boy I am looking out for your best interest.
    You are on a horse forum.
    You are male.
    Females outnumber us on here 100-1. {even Faceman could get a date}
    You have horses and a ranch.
    You are smart and polite.
    You are going to go to college and be a vet.
    We now have KCTOPs interest.
    See where this is going?
    Even if you discharge gas in public and wipe your nose with your bare arm you are a great catch here on this forum and have very little competition.
    Allow me to navigate the minefield for you.
    Otherwise you will fall for the first girl that winks and smiles at the same time at you.
    Women have the power to make grown men stutter, do really stupid things and spend all thier money. So tread carefully my friend. Shalom
    I'll most defiantly keep that all in mind.
         
        08-13-2012, 11:30 AM
      #1126
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dbarabians    
    Free vet care? I would adopt some orphan supermodel for free vet care.
    Shalom
    What on earth?!lol
         
        08-13-2012, 11:37 AM
      #1127
    Foal
    @nuisance--I've had my gelding for 5 years. I took me over a year to get a hand on him and another year to halter him. From there, we made good progress and I was even able to have his feet trimmed and some veterinary work done. I was never able to get onto his right side for more than a few moments and I was never able to take the halter off.

    That's where the "trainer" came in. I hoped to be able to take the halter off and still catch him and to be able to groom both sides of his body and possibly to re-start him under saddle. All of that went kaput in a moment's time with an unsavory cowboy. His methods really kicked up Forrest's flight or fight instincts. First Forrest tried flight; when that didn't work--he went with fight.

    Now, I can only pet his face and offer treats from my hands. He'll follow me but stays a safe distance away. I'd love to get him back to where he was pre-trainer and I have someone working with me with him. A woman this time. She'll always work the horse in my presence; with my help.

    Hopefully we'll eventually get there.
         
        08-13-2012, 11:50 AM
      #1128
    Started
    You will get there texasreb, sounds like it's just going to take a while. Hope the new trainer lady works out.

    DBA, I was just pointing out the fact that tg had her daughters best interest at heart :) what mom wouldn't want the best for her son or daughter!! I'm not looking to trap cb just want my daughter to find someone that's good for her, not a using *#&^%*.....hope you know what I mean...
         
        08-13-2012, 11:53 AM
      #1129
    Green Broke
    Reb, I know how you feel about your abused horse. We adopted an abused pony when he was 7. He's now 16, and still skittish as all get-out. The first time I ever attempted to lunge him about a month ago resulted in him panicking and running around the pasture with the lunge line on for 10 minutes before I was finally able to calm him down. Needless to say, he will now be trotted in-hand by his halter, because apparently holding on to a lead rope a foot from his face is terrifying, and sent me into the dirt.

    He's very obviously abused. He does trust me the most, but that's not saying much. I can go up and catch him(I used to not be able to a couple months ago), pet him, do his feet no problem. He does NOT like farriers, and he does NOT like vets. The vet was just out for shots and coggins, and he had to be twitched. He swung his butt into the vet twice, and cow kicked him in the calf. After they were done, he got as many pats as possible. He doesn't like strangers, either. He will take off at the sight of a stranger. He used to freak out at just the sight of a whip. I've gotten to the point where I can rub the whip over him and he doesn't have a heart attack. We've never used a whip on him, and never will, but it's a good desensitizing exercise.
         
        08-13-2012, 12:09 PM
      #1130
    Trained
    Kctop I know what you mean very well I am the fater of two daughters.
    I am also a single Jewish man that every time I go to a function at the temple or a fundraiser every woman with a daughter my age not married surrounds me.
    My daughters are just as bad, Any Jewish woman they find that is not married I am introduced to.
    DR's, Lawyers, rich widows. I dread going to some of these sometimes.
    The pressure is intense.
    Just trying to make sure our young friend Country Boy survives this process without having to access therapy.
    Just looking out for his best interest.
    If a goodlooking woman talks to someone his age his first thought is probably not going to be pure. Know waht I mean? LOL Shalom
         

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