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post #11 of 24 Old 04-29-2009, 11:39 PM
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post #13 of 24 Old 04-30-2009, 12:36 AM
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Its been my experience that quite a few horses will not release their bowels while tied.
My horses have NO problem pooping in the concrete barn aisle... ha ha ha ha.
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post #14 of 24 Old 04-30-2009, 06:07 AM
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Mine have no problem going on concrete either but many of mine will not poop while tied because they would have to step in it. They especially wont urinate because usually they cant get into position.

You can keep kicking him I guess but as Dr Phil says "How is that working for you?"
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^^ lol at the Dr. Phil quote. So true!
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post #16 of 24 Old 04-30-2009, 05:20 PM
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You can keep kicking him I guess but as Dr Phil says "How is that working for you?"
LOL!!!!

Teach him to ground tie. Really, the problem completely goes away and it's fun to teach them.
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post #17 of 24 Old 04-30-2009, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Clarification..I re-read my post. I did not kick the horse for moving..I kicked him for biting me. He has not offered to nip, or bite since! =)
The responses are helpful. I have someone coming out Saturday to help us work on ground manners. It would be even better to work with someone who does Natural Horsemanship. I watched Join-Up today and some very cool videos from Horseproblems on youtube. I've never encountered a horse like this before. I don't know if I'm 'ballsy' enough for the job, we shall see..
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post #18 of 24 Old 05-01-2009, 06:28 AM
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I do apologize for inserting a bit of humor

I get a little frustrated when people ask for advice but then wont use it or make excuses not to use it.

So even if you kicked him for biting you in MY opinion that was not the right response. Normally I would quickly smack him on the mouth so he associates what he did wrong with his mouth. And no it does not make horses head shy.

Anyway it sounds like this horse has a lot of issues other then not standing tied quietly. I would take him back to basics and get those settled before I move on. Its been my experience that a horse with manner issues has a lot of other issues such as food aggression, pushing on the owner etc etc.
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From your first post and what you discribed I dont actually think the horse is being "naughty". I think what is it is he is wanting to go out and play, he has alot of energy and is trying to tell you that by his tail, and pawing, and niping is even a sign of it too. You probally should'nt be disciplining him for trying to communicate with you. Also there could be some confidence problems with him. Maybe he isnt comfortable with tying and is trying to tell you that...but I'm really thinking its that he dosen't like to stand in one place for too long and wants to go!! If he is fine under saddle then I am sure that is what it is. I really would look into natural horsemanship...its awesome and really lets you see the point of view of the horse. I would suggest Pat Parelli, Karen Rolf, and Monty Roberts.

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post #20 of 24 Old 05-01-2009, 02:28 PM
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from your first post and what you discribed i dont actually think the horse is being "naughty". I think what is it is he is wanting to go out and play,
seriously?
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