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        01-27-2009, 02:06 PM
    Idk how he got from the feild to the barn :S. He is at my neighbors now, he is the one giving him to me. We tryed running him in a trailer the other day but it did not work. Which a wild horse normally wont just walk right into a 2 horse trailer lol. But I am moving him to the barn where I keep my horses tommorrow.

    And yes he is a extreamly smart horse from what I can tell. I can't wait till I can start working with him. But the most important thing right now is building the trust level between us

    And thanks free_sprtd ill keep that in mind
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        01-27-2009, 03:09 PM
    A trick for getting a halter on them, especially if he's in a stall, is to lay it the grain bucket. You lay it in open and as he's eating out of the bucket you slowly start to bring it up. Don't try to do this all in one session, at first he's going to startle a bit, but very soon he will realize it's not going to bite him.
        01-27-2009, 03:22 PM
    True... I have thought of that or focus on getting him to let me rub him at anytime and then introduce the halter to him a couple times before I even try to put it on him
        01-27-2009, 04:50 PM
    Green Broke
    Sounds like a great plan! Keep us updated!
        01-27-2009, 05:08 PM
    A tip for the nipping mouthy thing. In order to build a trust with this horse you may not want to be popping his nose just yet. John Lyons, among others, recommends you rub the everlovin snot out of that muzzle when they get mouthy. Give that muzzle so much attention he won't want to be nipping at you. Also try touching him on the shoulder/neck instead of the nose. That way you aren't setting yourself up for a nip. Then if he reaches for you just block him with your elbow or the other hand that would be out of sight. Don't react to the nipping as such. Just go on about your friendly business.
        01-27-2009, 09:13 PM
    Alright free_sprtd I will!

    Appyt, thanks for the tip. I like john lyon alot I have a couple of his trainning videos.
        01-28-2009, 12:33 PM

    So I went to see him today. And he let me rub on his head like normal now and everything. I brought him some horse treats that he does not like lol. He ate one and spit 2 out. Anyway he was being pretty friendly today so I tryed getting in the stall with him. At first he freaked out, then he kept his distance and streached his neck out and ate from my hand. Then he got infront of me and started pawing and I made him stop tryed to pet him and he backed up and started again. I made him stop then left the stall then he stuck his head back out so I could rub on it some more. I don't understand his actions?
        01-28-2009, 04:21 PM
    Green Broke
    Maybe he's testing to see if you want to play? I'm sure as you know, just be extra careful :). It doesn't sound threatening or anything. Pawing can also be a sign of boredom, which is probably not this case. I think he was just wanting you to play, but of course, pawing is not a good habit to have :)
        01-28-2009, 07:43 PM
    True... I would rather wait till he was gelded to play tho lol :P wich I have to get him halter broke before I can get him gelded
        01-28-2009, 10:50 PM
    Green Broke
    Yuppers! Ha

    But that is probably waht he was doing ;)

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