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        06-23-2014, 04:27 AM
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    Weanling
    Unhappy Is it behavior problems ?

    Ok so my horse Lilly has never really been around another horse for years and just yesterday I brought my horse, a mare btw, out to my friend's house for the summer maybe longer. Well the moment we got there my horse and her horse, a gelding but well trained, got along real well but it seems as the day went on my horse practical ignores me and puts all her focus on my friend's horse. When I would lead her she would like drag me around and when my friend would lead her horse away, mine would through a tantrum (neighs a lot and paws the ground;trys to follow but is tied up). She's not as bad when riding, though, but will still neigh and try to follow the other horse when the other horse gets too far away from her. She used to be a really lazy horse until I moved her to my friend's place. When I lounged her though she seemed to have behaved a little better.


    Is this just from not being around other horses for so long? Will it start to get easier working with her ? What are some things I could do when trying to get her to focus on me? I can't really seperate them when I let her graze because theres not an extra pasture. I know horses are herd animals but is it just me or does it seem like my horse is already overly attached to my friend's ?
         
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        06-23-2014, 05:17 AM
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    You horse is being a horse. She is a herd animal who just found another one. Horses are always more interested in other horses than in human beings.

    Be careful . It's a dangerous tine because her mind us so gone onto thus other horse she could hurt you mire easily.

    You'll have to work more on getting her to give her attention to you, which means possibly being a lot stronger in how you work with her.
         
        06-24-2014, 12:41 AM
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    Weanling
    Yeah she was being a turd again today. Is there any tips that might be useful about getting her attention?
         
        06-24-2014, 01:56 AM
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    Super Moderator
    Well, my trainer will ask the horse , by a small vibration on the lead line, to look at her. If horse ignors that, she will give the leadline a good solid toss up against the horse's under jaw or neck. Or, a firmer yank. It is not so much what the movement is, it's just that it will interrupt the hrose's outward thoughts. The horse may raise its' head straight up. Don't worry, just give it a second to look at you and maybe lower it's head. If it looks right, give it a bump with the lead line to bump it back to the left (center), and the opposite if it looks the other way. Make looking elsewhere uncomfortable, but leave the middle a place where you will give it a minute to look at you, and it may lower its head.
    The desired reaction is that the hrose will look "right down the line" of your leadline at you , at the end, gving you two eye, two ears, and in that state, you can encourage (not pull, encourage with a little feel on the line) that the hrose lower her head and look at you without "giraffing". Now, you've GOT her mind. Go take it somewhere. Start walking along, leading her , going varied directions and speeds and getting her to do so well. Keep in mind that she should be brought back to looking at you whenever she tries to look off to that other horse, and certainly when she calls to that horse.
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        06-24-2014, 10:00 AM
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    Foal
    Train her to respect you. Don't use whips or spurs, they only make her fear you. My young horses do that too, because well to them when I first start training Im just a weirdly shaped thing, sitting on top of them. She's pretty much being a horse. And when she learns to trust, and respect you, she'll follow YOU.
         
        06-24-2014, 10:54 AM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by EquineCloud    
    Train her to respect you. Don't use whips or spurs, they only make her fear you. My young horses do that too, because well to them when I first start training Im just a weirdly shaped thing, sitting on top of them. She's pretty much being a horse. And when she learns to trust, and respect you, she'll follow YOU.
    If you want her to view you as part of her herd, than you also need to become part of her herd. Hang out with both horses in the pasture and interact with the horses. Start having your horse follow you away from the other horse. Practice your ground work right there in the pasture.

    Here is a video that might give you some ideas.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZqJAaL76W4
         
        06-24-2014, 02:58 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    All replies are helpful, thanks guys! :)
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        06-24-2014, 11:48 PM
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    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EquineCloud    
    Train her to respect you. Dont use whips or spurs, they only make her fear you. My young horses do that too, because well to them when I first start training Im just a weirdly shaped thing, sitting on top of them. She's pretty much being a horse. And when she learns to trust, and respect you, she'll follow YOU.
    Just for information HorseDreamer. Using spurs and whips don't make horses fear you when used correctly. They are aids used to help enhance your riding cues. They can be incredibly helpful with riding. Personally, I use spurs on everything.

    But it would be smart not to use spurs or a crop until you know how to properly use them. Good luck
         

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