Break through with Pride
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Break through with Pride

This is a discussion on Break through with Pride within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-16-2011, 07:13 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Break through with Pride

    Brief history of Pride.

    We bought Pride in 1998 from Beeston horsemarket. He was skin and bones, had a temper on him, he bit, he kicked, he had been beaten black and blue with a yard brush. He was defensivly agressive, I.e if he didnt trust you he struck first so you couldnt hurt him. He had major issues with men and children.
    Mum only bought him because he was a very quality pony that there might be a chance to rehabilitate.
    In the first 2 weeks of owning him he put a very good friend of ours in hospital after she went in his stable with a yard brush to tidy his bed up, he put mum in hospital after kick caused internal bleeding. I ended up with stitches where he took a chunk out of me.

    Pride has a home for life with us and over the many years we have gotten him to trust us, he is now happy that no one will attack him, can be trusted around men and around supervised kids. He no longer attacks first, infact he hasnt kicked or bitten anyone in the last 8 years. He has competed with me at quite a high level ridden and inhand. He has been polite to male judges who ran thier hands over him and he has taught disabled riders to ride, he has taught kids all about ponies and given them thier first experiance in the show ring.
    Infact he has become a very content perfectly normal pony with a heart of gold. I can even take a yard brush in his stable now

    However I have always been 100% aware that his trust is incredibly fragile and not 100% invested, one wrong move could set us back years.

    Today I had a break through with him. Now with all my horses I concider the ultimate display of trust is for them to stay lieing down when I am in the stable/field with them.
    Harvey was doing this within 3 years, stan took all of 6 months before he would let me walk up to him in the field whilst he was lieing down (infact when I did that he stayed lieing down, shoved his head in my lap and demanded petting). The arab was a couple of years.
    Dispite our massive strides with building trust over the years I have never even seen Pride lie down let alone be allowed anywhere near him when lieing down.

    Tonight, not only was he lieing down in the stables, he let me aproach him, stroke him, go back into the house for a camera, take several pictures and then return to the house. He did not get up at all. Infact I only went into his stable to check him because I have never seen him lie down and was worried he was ill.
    I'm feeling rather elated tonight!

    Here is the best of the pictures I took.
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg P1160004.jpg (49.0 KB, 42 views)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        01-16-2011, 10:42 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    That is SO wonderful! Amazing story of your patience and love for him. Great job!
         
        01-16-2011, 11:06 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your (and Pride's) triumph with trust.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    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:

    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

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    My dad's new pride and joy 3neighs Horse Pictures 12 04-06-2010 11:32 AM
    Pride... mom2pride Horse Memorials 2 05-28-2009 08:00 PM
    Pride in Motion Jubilee Horse Pictures 8 01-26-2009 08:34 AM
    Training Pride Jubilee Horse Training 2 12-16-2008 11:54 AM
    My pride & joy CamillaEmborg Horse Pictures 7 08-21-2008 12:57 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:39 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0