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post #1 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Am i doing wrong or right

HI,everyone one of our horses is a little bargy when we enter the field to put down hay,we have now had to resort to carying a whip to send her away as she gets impatient being kept waiting ,Itap my leg with the whip and she backs off and follows us to the field shelter ,my question is ,is it right for her to follow us or should we be following her ,any advice would be most welcome.

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 12:21 PM
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Personally, I would have no problem with my horse, or any horse...following me when they know it's feeding time. Of course if their agressive and pushy....then that attitude should be dealt with. Keeping them at a distance for safety. But reminds me...just yesterday as soon as we drove up...our two horses separated from the herd and walked all the way over to us anticipating their grain feeding. I thought that was wonderful. In the colder months they like their extra nourishment.

I don't know....would it be wrong if children came to the table and waited for supper? But now, when they get demanding and disrepectful...that's another story.

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 12:21 PM
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It is fine for her to fallow you, just as long as she respects your space.
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thank you ,as i was worried she would think she was herding me ,as i have to make them wait whilst doing there haynets befor letting them into the stable to eat as i am trying to establish a routine with her as her ground manners were zilch when we got her .many thanks

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 12:50 PM
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I agree with the others but continue to carry that whip for your protection and a quick consequence for unwanted behavior.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 01:07 PM
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I agree with the others, as long as they keep a respectful distance its probably a good thing for them to follow you, think if they get out, easy way to bring them back into the fence. With regards to the pushyness, they should know not to get in your space, and you should not have to carry a whip with you when feeding time comes. Just tapping your leg w/ the whip may send the wrong signal, may need to get a lil more physical with her, not saying beat them but a lil smack when they get to close wont hurt anything and they will understand that when they get to close its not good.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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oh i had to give her a good wallop when she first arrived and tried to lay down the law ,dont think she has ever been corrected and it was a for her when we retaliated at her behaviour towards us all ,i dont have to resort to behaving like a banshy any more and hope to be able to move onto just pointing my finger as i do with the rest of the herd thank you for your replies

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