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post #1 of 10 Old 02-12-2010, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Bad stable manners!

My stables does a Traffic signal system to show how dangerous the horses are, Red is dangerous, orange is a small thing wrong to be aware of, Green is good!
There is a gelding there who is Red even though he is really sweet! I was told he is red because if you leave his stable door open or when he is being led to the school for a lesson he gallops for the field and he needs an extra lock on his stable door because he is so clever!

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to teach him to stop galloping to the field?
Any suggestions would be great!
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-12-2010, 01:55 PM
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If theres a door to the stable, close it then let him out. He probably is feeling boxed up and wants to run his energy out. Does he get let out often to stretch his legs?
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post #3 of 10 Old 02-12-2010, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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No that's one of the things I don't like about the stables is that the horses are not let out to graze very often at all
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post #4 of 10 Old 02-12-2010, 02:47 PM
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For clarity's sake - is this a stable you board your horse at or one at which you are employed? Asking because if it is the former, there really isn't anything you should be doing as it isn't the place of any other boarders/users of the stable to be teaching a horse other than their own anything.
That aside, that behaviour is one stemming from basic bad manner/lack of respect for whoever might be leading him. The "fix" is going back to basics and really honing the work on his basic manners on lead.
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-12-2010, 03:23 PM
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There's the problem then, he wants to run and stretch his legs. Working him everyday will get him tired and may be more respectful knowing that he will go out rather then him having to escape.
But I agree with TheMacPack as well.
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post #6 of 10 Old 02-12-2010, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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It's a riding stable horse, so he is exercised a lot. themacpack he is not my horse and i am not employed there so it isn't any of my business, but the horse might be for sale and i was just wondering how you would correct this problem as he is a lovely horse despite this and i would love to own him. also i was just curious to learn more about horses behaviours.
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post #7 of 10 Old 02-13-2010, 02:22 PM
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I think the reason for his wanting to run out when given the chance is because he never gets the time to go out. So if you ever wanted to buy him, try and get a place where he can go out often. Over time he should relax. And make sure you don't only take him out his stall when it is time to be ridden. Just randomly go and put a lead rope on him, take him out his stall and take him to a place and give him a few treats or something like that. Let him not associate that the only reason you take him out his stable is for riding.

Hope that helps, and good luck.

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post #8 of 10 Old 02-13-2010, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the advice everyone, now I just have to get my parents to buy him for me. Lol
Btw flamingauburnmustang that is a beautiful horse in your picture :)
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post #9 of 10 Old 02-14-2010, 01:14 AM
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I will hold thumbs for you and hope that they will buy him for you...

And thanks for the comment. I absolutely adore that little mare.

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post #10 of 10 Old 02-14-2010, 11:25 AM
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I agree with flamingauburnmustang, thats a good idea

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