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    08-08-2012, 09:09 AM
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Yearling
Why am I not surprised?

As some of you know, I ended the lease w/ my "project" horse last week. Well I was finally able to get to the barn a week after I gave her back (I was gone for work). Keep in mind for the horse is foundation qh.

The first thing I noticed was her tail. She had this beautiful thick long tail....it was gone:( they had chopped it off at her hocks. Her mane was also pulled.

She was not the easiest horse to work w/ but she was not impossible. She will no longer stand in the cross ties, allow to be bridled, & has tried to throw off everyone that's tried to ride. I know I can't say anything, but I sooo want to say "hmmm, I guess strong arming a horse right off the bat doesn't always work so hot now does it?" ( I was told I wasn't working w/ her correctly in past)

I feel terrible for the horse, but otherwise all I can do is just stand back & shake my head & smile.
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    08-08-2012, 09:21 AM
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Yearling
I understand, my horse is the same way, you don't "force" her to do anything, or it backfires and training goes 2 steps back. Some people just don't understand that. Her previous owners included!
     
    08-08-2012, 09:27 AM
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Started
Well the project horse sounds a bit like denny...they will realize soon enough the more they strong arm the worse the horse will get.. and aggression will soon pick up and when they get bite or kicked well then that's on them because they didn't trust your skills.
     
    08-08-2012, 09:36 AM
  #4
Trained
I hope you can help this horse calm down
     
    08-08-2012, 09:44 AM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
I hope you can help this horse calm down
Unfortunately, the owner currently does not want me to have anything to do w/ her. Even though I offered to keep her going until she was sold.
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    08-08-2012, 10:03 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by busysmurf    

The first thing I noticed was her tail. She had this beautiful thick long tail....it was gone:( they had chopped it off at her hocks. Her mane was also pulled.
I feel terrible for the horse, but otherwise all I can do is just stand back & shake my head & smile.
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I am a long mane & tail person also but banking a tail & pulling a mane is a very common & accepted practice...in fact, it is expected in some disciplines
     
    08-08-2012, 10:16 AM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by eclipseranch    
I am a long mane & tail person also but banking a tail & pulling a mane is a very common & accepted practice...in fact, it is expected in some disciplines
Yeah, I know:) but she's foundation & just a trail horse so it makes her look stupid, LOL
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