Any other ideas? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 27 Old 01-28-2009, 11:13 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: If you only knew....
Posts: 201
• Horses: 0
Um, sorry but if he has had little interaction and is not even gelded yet, he probably was trying to strike at you. If he were handled more and really wanted to come up to you in a non-timid way, then I would agree that he might be trying to play or be bored. Just because it may not appear threatening, does not mean that he was not trying to strike. I am sure you are well aware already, but I would be extremely careful when stepping into a stall with him. Good luck though!

Last edited by NewHeart; 01-28-2009 at 11:21 PM.
NewHeart is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 27 Old 01-28-2009, 11:16 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,824
• Horses: 2
^^^ yes this is very true :) I was just under the impression that this horse wasn't appearing aggressive especially because he backed down when asked to stop pawing. But so true to watch out for that :)
free_sprtd is offline  
post #23 of 27 Old 01-28-2009, 11:32 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 971
• Horses: 4
My colt was 11 mos. Old when I got him and had sort of been halter broke but to catch him, we had to herd him into a barn and then into a stall where he would finally let you get a halter on him. He was very fearful and flinchy. We kept him away from other horses so he couldn't bond with anyone except us, loved on him as much as he would permit and sometimes just hung out near him, reading a book so he could check us out. He's now a 17.3+ pocket pony, so easy to train. Goodluck with your young one.

Dana
Riverside, CA
danastark is offline  
post #24 of 27 Old 01-29-2009, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 75
• Horses: 1
thanks everyone :)

That was my first strike was he was thinking about charging me. Because he always got directly infront of me. I guess I just got to exstablish who boss is with him lol

The more your horse trust you. The more you can teach your horse
MustangMan08 is offline  
post #25 of 27 Old 01-31-2009, 01:16 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: oregon
Posts: 269
• Horses: 0
I'v worked with 2 mustangs like him and I notice that they paw when they are nervious almost as a warning to let you know they are uncomfey also you had mentioned that you were confused about round pen training and that starts with when he moves away from you u push him so that it is you telling him where to go when he starts to look at you stop and stand at a submisive postion inviting him to come to you so that he relizes that is what you want if he keeps going keep pushing eventually he will stop and let you get closer when you approch him always go to him shoulder and don't walk p to him with suared shoulders hope his makes since its kinda hard to write out
arastangrider is offline  
post #26 of 27 Old 01-31-2009, 01:30 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,115
• Horses: 24
Yes, what arastangrider said is correct (if I understood it correctly). I would put him in a round pen and work on the join-up. There is another thread in the Natural Horsemanship section that is called "flip that horse". I really like the way that the woman in the videos did all her groundwork. I really think this would work for your stang. After you get him where you can touch him, I would not punish the nipping or the pawing with a pop on the shoulder yet. He is still deciding whether or not to trust you and that could break what little trust he has. I would make him move away any time that he did the inappropriate behavior and pressure him into circles until he stopped again. I would love to see some pix and I wish you luck. Mustangs are very smart and can be a real challenge. My 2 that I have are really sweet but I have to stay 1 step ahead of them at all times.

Here is a link to that other thread
Flip That Horse!

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #27 of 27 Old 01-31-2009, 04:33 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: So. Oregon
Posts: 317
• Horses: 2
Good Luck! Just be careful putting the halter in a bucket of grain...I have heard of people trying that with their horses and the horses got smart and would stay away from the grain bucket, or snatch a bite too fast for you to put the halter on. I'd try it with the halter in the bucket, let him eat the grain, but don't put the halter on. Just alternate (that is, if you're not going to have a halter on him all the time) between actually catching him with the halter like that then not. At least, that's how I'd do it.

"Horses are proof that God wants us to enjoy life"
SAVE THE MUSTANGS!!!!
SamboStar is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I Need Some Ideas mudypony Horse Training 3 05-10-2008 10:58 PM
Any ideas? srss Horse Training 10 01-28-2008 11:05 PM
Name ideas? free_sprtd Horse Talk 15 01-23-2008 09:39 PM
need some name ideas cnsranch Horse Breeds 3 11-23-2007 12:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome