Join Date: May 2011
Location: In your closet.
Anger Issues with my horse!
So my friend boards her horse in the same pasture as mine, which is nice as her horse serves my horse as a pasture mate and they get along great together. I have no complaints about her horse being their.
Okay, getting to the subject, he is a 8 year old Appaloosa who was in great shape from his previous owners BUT he shows some signs of abuse. In the morning when we feed me and my friend go in the pasture, grab the buckets and come back out, we fill the buckets up with oats and when we go back to the pasture gate, the horses are waiting their for us, we tell them "Back" and the promptly go to their feeding areas and we go in and set their feed down.
Okay, so when I set MY horses feed down I will then proceed to check him over from the night and give him a rub down, my friend doing the same thing, then I'll go over to her and her horse when Im done and as I get nearer, her horse will pin his ears back, Ill step back and then wait, then walk forward again and he'll then either try to swing his rear around and kick me or lunge at me. This agression is really dangerous... I know...
He doesnt mind my friend right by him but as soon as I walk over ther he'll get mad. But the weird thing is is that if I feed alone, without my friend he'll be fine with me by him and I can touch him and whatever with no problem. He also does this if your just in the pasture (He does this to everybody, including my friend/his owner) Like if you tell him to get back he'll proceed to lunge at you... A while back I was out in their field scooping poop and I brought out the camera and decided to film them for no random reason. And I caught one of his lunges on film!!! Its not only me that he gets mad at, its everyone. He's done it at least once to everyone that has gone out in the pasture... I would like to know how to solve this anger issue?
(I can't upload the video ATM as the internet is to slow)
E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...