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        12-01-2013, 03:50 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Lol what do you mean by the look on her face? Haha

    I'm more of the stand still when I say whoa.. don't move your feet till I tell you... I don't baby her in the least bit. She's a 15.2H perchron/qh mare.. whos still growing. I don't like ill-mannered horses. She ground ties fine, cross ties fine, lungings with voice commands doesnt have an attitude about anything while being worked[had to edit that!]. Never bucks or rears or anything naughty...stands for mounting. But there's a 9 year old girl that will drop hay and run if she's coming near her [ive stopped her from doing anything with her at this point till she gets more able to stand her ground and comfortable] Which Im sure this is what started the.. oh I can make humans move! Idea.

    She's on the same grain she was on when she was boarded 1 cup mvp 2x a day. She gets worked under saddle 2-3x a week.

    I've had the vet take a look at them weight wise and leo could use a few more lbs and novas fine where she is.. Jovie needs to loose just a few more lbs. If I give anything less then what she's getting she's going to be standing around most of the day without any hay what so ever. The hay lower quality.
         
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        12-01-2013, 03:57 PM
      #12
    Trained
    Is there a reason why she cannot wear a breakaway halter for a while to give you more control until you have a CTJ with her that makes an impression? I sure would, and I would be carrying a whip or crop when with her. If she so much as looks cross-eyed-she gets it. I agree that she sounds a bit spoiled….and honestly-I have one who can be for aggressive. If he displays ONE OUNCE of aggression at feeding time-he has to wait, and may not get any. (He only gets a very small amount anyway). We are also really careful about everything he does, and he has improved 100%. If he is in a hurry to get back to his stall or the barn-every time he gets ahead I turn the other way. If he tried to charge into his stall-he has to back in. If he cannot behave at the gate when it is time to come in-he stays out. He has learned pretty quickly that the BO and I mean business. THe only time I have a relapse is when someone else is doing chores if the BO is away, and now-most of them are up to speed.

    I have to agree with Palomine-I could have looked at that horses eyes and known she was looking for an opportunity…..

    Make sure her manners are 100%, ALL the time. Period.

    We posted at the same time….The 9 yr old dropping and running may have been seen as a game by this mare…..just a thought. Keep all kids away from her.
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        12-01-2013, 04:03 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Edited out
         
        12-01-2013, 04:05 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Yes she can wear a break away halter. I am thinking of starting to carry a dressage whip when im around her. I have no problem giving her a smack when deserved.. but my question is is when is it okay to go after her? When the ears are pinned? Or when she's looking like she's going to bite.
         
        12-01-2013, 04:08 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    I guess its just time to crack down even more on her. Thanks guys. :] you guys just told me what I needed to confirm. Now how the heck do I get the HUSBAND to AGREE with this cause he does the aweee poor jovie deal!
         
        12-01-2013, 04:11 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Read Cherie' post on the other food aggressive thread. Then read it again. It is wonderful advice. You cannot "nag" or "peck" at theses horses. They have to think you are going to kill them, just for a couple of minutes, then go on with what you were doing. You have to be decisive and they have to understand that if it is you or them-it surely won't be you, and they better back off. Not negotiable.
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        12-01-2013, 04:16 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Ill go re-read that post again. Thanks for the advice everyone really :)
    Any advice on the husband issue?
         
        12-01-2013, 05:17 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Maybe have him read it too!
         
        12-01-2013, 05:20 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Lmao he's hard headed xD
         
        12-01-2013, 07:13 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    So tonight I messed up her whole world.. instead of just bringing her in throwing her hay/grain. I brought her in put on cross ties.. groomed her.. put her in her stall and made her wait patiently for my to take off her halter .. when I gave her grain.. she first ear pinned so I made her move away from me and made her back away till she gave me a better face and gradually let her come closer but not charge.. then I dumped the grain and still made her wait.. and she finally kept a good face and I let her eat! :) Much better! Going to do that for a while till it becomes a habit for it.. ill deal with the pasture thing tomorrow! So as much as I hate to say it I guess I did spoil her by like her just charge in for her hay/grain.
         

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