Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Can we have a section called 'Human training?'
Not like pirate Argh, frustrated Argh.
I've had Duffy 5 and a half months, in the first two weeks we ironed out kinks, as in- bad manners she has learnt, got away with, and tried on me. Not had any problems since that should be noted.
Picked her feet out in he rbox, headcollar on, cross ties on and BAM she bit me, but got my coat instead. So I unclipped cross ties, one leadrope underneath and unleashed hell, made her walk back, forwards, stand, back, forwards, stand until she brought her head low. She then stood with the leadrope on the floor for grooming and tacking up.
This was SO unlike her, I've never seen her with her ears back- so I was confused. At the moment she is staying in, there isn't enough grass in the paddock to sustain her, and she comes in skinny. It doesn't cause her any stress and as soon as I can get her out the better.
Spoke to YO and she says that one private owner lets her 2&4yo feed her, stroke her, pet her. I was mortified- I don't feed her treats by hand FULL STOP. I don't give her cuddles until after she's done something to warrant it.
That is the only thing I can think of, so I spoke to the woman and said look, Duffy bit me this evening, and where as its out of character, please keep your kids away in case she bites them blah blah- and she blamed me. I said I'm letting you know so your kids don't get their fingers bitten off...
So for now, until I trust Duffy as this being a one off incident, or I pull all her teeth out, her window has been closed so she can't stick her neck out and get people.
Poor horse- silly humans.