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        03-22-2013, 11:03 AM
      #3961
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Cynical25    
    There are few things cuter than a fuzzy new foal!

    So, I've owned my horse for 19 days and there has only been 1 day I've even remotely liked him. We've got all the time in the world to "bond" or whatever, but I've had stronger connections with horses I knew I'd only have for 30 days of training.

    I adore the horse I've been leasing but now I hesitate to ride out this final month, as it'll only make me bitter towards my own boy. Gah, I'm such a girl, letting emotion factor in.


    We've had our little geldings since July. Gunner got an eye issue and had to be brought to the house for qid meds. At this time, DH started feeding him, cleaning his pen, brushing and flyspraying him, etc. Last month I heard DH say "I really really love this horse." .. Gunner nickers at him .. they are really starting to bond. 7 months later.

    Sometimes it takes time. Don't push him .. or you. 19 days is NOTHING .. give it some time.
         
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        03-22-2013, 11:05 AM
      #3962
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by nuisance    
    Lil can let some good ones also! She cribs, so she has plenty of extra "air"! (green face, but no smile! Lol)

    What is it with dogs though, they fart, then look at their butt like, WTH!!! lol
    LOL .. Okay, I laughed out loud on that one.. Hank does that .. especially if it makes noise .. He'll jump up, whip around, and look at himself... CRACKS.ME.UP
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        03-22-2013, 11:56 AM
      #3963
    Yearling
    Yes, they act like they've been shot! Lol
         
        03-22-2013, 12:00 PM
      #3964
    Yearling
    Bad news for the day, back to day 1 with Lil and the ****ed horse trailer. I thought since she's doing so well, following me in the trailer with a bucket of grain, I'd try it without the grain. Yes, she followed me right in, realized no grain, then ran backwards as fast as she could, hitting her head on the roof. Then she refused to go in, even after I got a bucket of grain :mad: So I did like I had before, but rope, shoulder in arse. Nothing, she pulled back flipped backwards, she won't go near trailer now. Except, to friggin back in! Guess I'm going to have to get a ramp, and back her in the trailer no matter where we go! Lol So more time, patience to get her in forward again. I just with I knew what happened to her that she is so afraid of the trailer. I have her old coggins dated 5/11, with her past owners name on it. I've been tempted to call her, but since she was taken away from her for starvation, the lady may not want to talk to me!
         
        03-22-2013, 12:07 PM
      #3965
    Yearling
    I've worked with hundreds of horses over the years, including plenty of 2 & 3 year olds that had been on pasture with little or no human contact since birth, but Cash is the first horse I've felt this indifference towards & from.
    Lease horse is overflowing with personality and "try" and is happy to be loved on as a reward for doing my bidding. Cash is just...there. I bought him with the hope he'll be my life-long horse, so we've got some time to find our groove ;)
         
        03-22-2013, 12:08 PM
      #3966
    Started
    So sorry nu. Sitbacks are so disappointing. Not sure I would contact her previous owner especially since she was taken from her but that's just me. Just hang there, you'll get her there!
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        03-22-2013, 12:23 PM
      #3967
    Yearling
    Trailer issues are so frustrating. I'm not familiar with your story, Nu, so I'm sorry if these come off at "know it all" advice on things you tried first! Have you been able to try several different types of trailers? I worked with one horse who preferred a fully-enclosed side-by-side over the wide open stock type trailer people typically recommend.

    Do you have someone who can take your mare and just walk her into the trailer as if they expect she'll load? Perhaps your mare is feeling your frustration since you are so close to the situation; your tension could be telling her she should be worried about entering the trailer.
         
        03-22-2013, 12:39 PM
      #3968
    Started
    So I'm working in the office today and overheard some talking about a possible freeze on Sunday??????
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        03-22-2013, 12:52 PM
      #3969
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Cynical25    
    Trailer issues are so frustrating. I'm not familiar with your story, Nu, so I'm sorry if these come off at "know it all" advice on things you tried first! Have you been able to try several different types of trailers? I worked with one horse who preferred a fully-enclosed side-by-side over the wide open stock type trailer people typically recommend.

    Do you have someone who can take your mare and just walk her into the trailer as if they expect she'll load? Perhaps your mare is feeling your frustration since you are so close to the situation; your tension could be telling her she should be worried about entering the trailer.
    She's a OTTB, 7 yrs old, I got her mid December from the Humane Society of North Texas. She loaded right up with no problem in their 6 horse slant. It took 3 trips to get her, 2 with large stock trailers, and last one with 2 horse. They had to ACE her to get her to load, and it still took a couple hrs. Since then, I've tried everything, Clinton Anderson method included, Nothing. I backed our stock trailer up to one of the tiers in the pasture to see if it was stepping up into it that bothered her, nope. But, she'll back into the trailer no problem! But, how many places can I go that I will have a place to put the trailer where it is level with the ground. After weeks of backing her in, feeding her her nightly grain in the trailer, using butt rope to pull her in, she finally out of the blue, walked in like it was nothing. But, she won't stay in if I try to get out and leave her in, unless I go out the front side door. She pulls back and has a fit if tied in the trailer, so don't want to do that while she's having problems with it. After a week of her just walking in, tried it without the grain, as stated above, you know the rest! . Maybe I'll back her in, drive her around the block (which is big in the country) do that daily for awhile, show her it's not scary
         
        03-22-2013, 01:05 PM
      #3970
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by ThoroughbredJumper    
    Hey! Springtown is an hour from me!!! Hahaha welcome! Im TBJ. If you look back a few pages you can see my little man Romeo. SO jealous of all these foals
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    Awesome! We don't know anyone there other than my sister and her family, who are NOT horse people at all lol. Your boy is gorgeous!
         

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