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    06-20-2012, 12:14 PM
  #11
Foal
DancingArabian is right that you should have him respect you even if he isn't your horse. You should definitely take a lunge whip or some long stick like a carrot stick out in the pasture with you. They aren't used for beating, just to keep distance between yourself and the horse. Keep a radius between the two of you that is longer than his legs and, if you have to, you can tap him with part of the lunge whip to move him away. He will eventually learn that you won't have anything to do with him other than shooing him away and will probably stop bothering. It would probably be best to call and notify his owner with a heads up that you will be messing with her horse with a whip, just tell her what's up and I doubt she will mind.
If she DOES mind would it be possible to put his halter or an extra on him and tie him to another part of the fence while you put your horse in?
     
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    06-20-2012, 03:28 PM
  #12
Yearling
I'd talk to the BO before I did anything to another boarders horse. Then yep whip and bag time. The bag also serves as a buffer if the other owner wants to cry to spanked her lil poneh ;)
     
    06-20-2012, 10:13 PM
  #13
Yearling
Thank y'all for your comments! I'll say something to the BO and then set the horse straight! LOL
     
    06-20-2012, 10:56 PM
  #14
Started
Awesome idea👍
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    06-20-2012, 11:08 PM
  #15
Super Moderator
Take a look at how this guy handles an aggressive horse at the gate.

     
    06-21-2012, 01:37 AM
  #16
Yearling
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
take a look at how this guy handles an aggressive horse at the gate.

www.horseproblems.com.au - Dangers at Feed Time - YouTube
Effective, though you could get the same result without actually making contact with the horse's body. It's all about how convincing a person can be when they move into the space that they want the horse to vacate.
     
    06-21-2012, 01:38 AM
  #17
Foal
I'm subbing to this thread. I just moved to a new boarding stable with my two horses. One is in the mare field, one in the gelding field and both are still at the bottom of the pecking order. Today I wasn't able to feed either horse dinner because I couldn't get them out of the fields thanks to the other horses chasing mine away because they wanted attention. No amount of me trying to shoo them off did anything except get them all riled up and almost got me run over. EXTREMELY frustrating and I will not let my horses miss their meals, or me not be able to deal with them any time I want for any reason, just because of a bunch of pushy horses.
     
    06-21-2012, 02:52 AM
  #18
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Originally Posted by Ian McDonald    
Effective, though you could get the same result without actually making contact with the horse's body. It's all about how convincing a person can be when they move into the space that they want the horse to vacate.
True, but in this case, the video's case, the horse had been dangerously aggressive. It was necessary to go to 10 right away. He only got smacked once. Not like he was beaten or anything.
     
    06-21-2012, 03:52 AM
  #19
Yearling
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
True, but in this case, the video's case, the horse had been dangerously aggressive. It was necessary to go to 10 right away. He only got smacked once. Not like he was beaten or anything.
Didn't seem that aggressive really. Not in the sense that he was out for blood which is what 'aggressive' in a horse means to me. A lot of times horses get that label because people are afraid of horses, and I do believe that that's an actual fact. I'm not saying that the guy is wrong BUT it's not actually necessary to lay a stock whip across a horse's back to get their attention and move them out of your space. It's effective in the same way that a hand grenade would be an effective tool with which to kill a hummingbird.
     
    06-21-2012, 04:50 AM
  #20
Showing
He wasn't aggressive, more so just spoiled. He is smart and thinks food is in buckets. He was allowed to carry on being pushy when buckets were about. Had he been corrected, then he wouldn't be in that video.

So far I agree with DA and SR.
     

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