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post #11 of 85 Old 09-20-2010, 01:55 PM
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The main thing is don't tip toe around his issues. You have to work through them. Tip toeing around them is just going to make them worse.

Still curious as to what he does when you cinch him up.
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post #12 of 85 Old 09-20-2010, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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NdAppy - he starts turning in circles and trying to run away.. he doesnt rear or anything he just trys to escape and I can't get him to hold still... lol I posted why I believe he was abused... and the fact that he came from a horse trader who got him from another trader who got him from... another trader makes me believe he wasnt treated the best a horse could have been treated...

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post #13 of 85 Old 09-20-2010, 01:59 PM
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Accusing a previous owner of abuse is libelous, especially when someone has absolutely no proof that abuse ever occurred.

And you have no proof that it wasn't. I'd say just drop the subject and let it annoy you in secret. There's no need to take your annoyance out on the OP, especially in the rude way you have, by commenting on her choice of font color of all things.

To the OP, I agree with the "take it slow" comments.

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What Lone said.
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post #14 of 85 Old 09-20-2010, 02:00 PM
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SPeed racer I never said anything about the person I got him from abusing him.. I said that he was PREVIOUSLY abused.. I never accused the person I got him from of it... I never named names... you are being rude and it is uncalled for.... seriously.. he isnt out of shape and he knows how to work, he isnt rude or pushy I asked how to break him not for your input on people with abused horses....
You are the one who opened your thread with "abused horse".

I agree with Speedracer. The word 'abuse' is thrown out every time a horse flinches.

And you want to 'break' this horse?
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post #15 of 85 Old 09-20-2010, 02:08 PM
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NdAppy - he starts turning in circles and trying to run away.. he doesnt rear or anything he just trys to escape and I can't get him to hold still... lol I posted why I believe he was abused... and the fact that he came from a horse trader who got him from another trader who got him from... another trader makes me believe he wasnt treated the best a horse could have been treated...
Can you get him lightly cinched up at all or is it as soon as you bring the cinch under him he starts moving off?
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NdAppy - he starts turning in circles and trying to run away.. he doesnt rear or anything he just trys to escape and I can't get him to hold still... lol I posted why I believe he was abused... and the fact that he came from a horse trader who got him from another trader who got him from... another trader makes me believe he wasnt treated the best a horse could have been treated...

Then don't ask him to stand still. Tell him to. Either hold the lead in one hand and cinch with the other or get him to tie well and deal with his dancing. He is avoiding. As soon as you let him know that you will not stop simply because he is avoiding...he will stop avoiding!

As far as SR goes, the abuse thing is absurd. Every horse with marks on them is not abused. And even if they are, it is no excuse. To other horses in the field, he is just another horse. You should treat him the same. You may disagree with words but what I said and what SR said are the same. Don't make excuses for your horse.
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post #17 of 85 Old 09-20-2010, 02:11 PM
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Then don't ask him to stand still. Tell him to. Either hold the lead in one hand and cinch with the other or get him to tie well and deal with his dancing. He is avoiding. As soon as you let him know that you will not stop simply because he is avoiding...he will stop avoiding!

As far as SR goes, the abuse thing is absurd. Every horse with marks on them is not abused. And even if they are, it is no excuse. To other horses in the field, he is just another horse. You should treat him the same. You may disagree with words but what I said and what SR said are the same. Don't make excuses for your horse.
Agree 100%. And you are right, what you and SR said are the same, however you said it constructively
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I am still trying to figure out how a dent in the forehead could not have been done by another horse. Hoof to bone can make dents.


For the record, I have to agree on the font color. It is REALLY hard to read on a white background.
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he lets me get it under him but as soon as it touches his belly he starts dancing...

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My mare (who has never been abused) used to do that. She was very ticklish and had theories about her body being hers and not mine. Ha, silly her. I just had to teach her that it is my body, I just let her use it the other 23 hours a day.

I used to simply touch her belly a ton. If she danced I moved along with her. Now I can even clean between her teats with out a fuss.
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