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post #1 of 7 Old 07-03-2007, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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wat should i do about it ?

I need help

before i got my horse in May 07
i rode this 3 year old supposubly appendix horse
i rode her every other day all year round for about 2 started around right when she was broke
But she never got any better at ridding
she is defient never listens
you ask her to go one way she go's the opposite i have uped the harshness of her bite and used spurrs cropps but some times she bolts and some times she wont move at all
we have sent her to the trainer 4 times costing $1,200
on training
and every time we get her back the trainer just says
"well i have done all i can "

she is just awfull still she is crazy out of control...some people tell me she is ******ed and everything is confusing to her and thats why she is this wy..and i guess that could be
cause when she was about 5 months old she was kicked in the face by another horse and there is an dent in her skull and it turned her eye blue but she can dsstill see out of it

now here is my problum now that i ahve my own horse no on is ridding her at all cause i dont have the time now
and her owner the stable master dosnt even want to sell her to a nice home he juist wants to take her to the livestock action in kingsville
and how no's who will bye her
but here is the bigger problum
even though she has sent me to the hospital 6 times
she has stollen my heart

wat do i do

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-03-2007, 07:43 PM
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Wow, that’s a hard one.

If you like her so much, could you buy her from him? He probably won’t get a whole lot for her at auction since most people don’t want a horse that isn’t really rideable, and with the closing of the slaughter houses, its more expensive for the kill buyers to ship, so they won’t pay as much at actions.

Maybe you could get her for a low price, a couple hundred dollars? She could be a companion to your own horse, or something. A little side project. Either that or you’ll just have to let her go.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-03-2007, 08:43 PM
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to send a horse to auction now a days in the mid west is to give a horse away......
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-03-2007, 11:59 PM
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First I would have a vet check her out. She may have pain somewhere. Back pain, neck pain... That would cause her to "act out." Have her teeth checked. When Christy was 3, she was cutting her pre-molars, and any bit in her mouth hurt! She may need her teeth floated also, and check her for wolf teeth. Also have a good farrier take a look at her. If she has any foot problems she will be in pain.

After that, if everyone says she is ok, then I would offer to buy her.

Then, if you get her, my recomendation is to find a Leslie Desmond, Pat Parelli, John Lyons, or Monty Roberts trainer to take her and train her. They will probably keep her for 2 to 3 months. They will also teach you how to follow up on what they have done, and help you to understand what is going on with her.

In my book, any trainer that says "I've done all I can," and the horse is still not well behavied, is not a very good trainer. Assuming the problems are not physical, any horse can be trained. Sometimes it takes longer, sometimes not... What is needed it tons of patience and consistency. And sometimes the horse needs to learn to forget some things and learn other things.
Good luck!
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-04-2007, 01:52 AM
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I agree with DesertGal 100% and then some.
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-04-2007, 06:50 AM
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where i come from a blue eyed horse is suppsed to be no good for anything and are impossible to train, i just ignore that. go with what your heart tells you. i used to work a tb that had no front teeth and she was an awsome showjumper, she just needed someone to trust,it sounds like thats what this little lady needs. use as less gear as possible i.e no whips/spurs etc and walk her, just walking,let her get to know you as a rider and a friend not just as a bossy boots
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-13-2007, 01:07 PM
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I have to disagree about the trainer part. To me, if they say they've done all they can, they are just being honest. They could have kept the horse for months and months just to get the money.

Honestly, this horse seems like a lost cause. There are some horses who are just that way. I would only get her if you have the funds to have a pasture ornament for the next 20 years or so. I'm not trying to be mean, I am just giving you the hard truth. I feel bad for this horse, but you can't save them all.
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