Originally Posted by sportschick068
What different methods did you try, TBlover? That's such a long time haha. I know it was totally worth it in the end. I was always a proud mom when my draft cross would learn something new and take it in stride :) even small things that casino learns I'm proud of and get excited about.
I was hoping by a month he'd be a little better with me. He has his moments. Like in the stall he'll rest his head on me either on my shoulder or pressed against my torso. One time he actually gave me a kiss. I'd never had a horse kiss my face like that haha. His lips opened a little and closed really gently on my cheek. Made me laugh.
And thanks,endiku! Not trying to toot my own horn but I agree that he's a more nicely built TB compared to what I've seen, especially since he was bred for racing. I'm hoping this all works out but trying not to get my hopes up too high. Just taking it a day at a time. He'll be visiting my barn this week so I'm crossing my fingers that it goes well. I'll definitely mention ulcers to the vet when she comes out for the vet check. If he has them then I would probably ask for a deduction on the price. Is it costly to treat the ulcers and is it best to not ride the horse if he actually does have them?
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Well when I first started bridling I learnt pony club way, which was holding bridle in middle of his face,, and putting my finger in side of his mouth to get him to open,
A aggister who works with racehorses said they generally don't like fast movments across there face,
It was long time, usually id get the poops and get frustrated that I just let him go lol, so this time I thought right im adamant ur going to put bridle on.
I suceeded and thought musta been a fluke, but next day I tried same method that worked day before and he happily axcepted it again
Had no problems since