Can we have a section called 'Human training?' - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Can we have a section called 'Human training?'

This is a discussion on Can we have a section called 'Human training?' within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

    Like Tree6Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        11-30-2011, 10:26 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Trust me it is from her being fed treats. I had a horse that has never bitten and all of the sudden it started nipping. My nieghbors asked if they coudl feed the horses and I said no. After getting bitten I called the nieghbors and made sure they were not feeding the horses which they denied. One day I walked over the hill with out 1st calling for the horses and I saw the nieghbors running away throwing their treats. They quit feeding after they got caught and my horse quit nipping.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        12-13-2011, 05:06 AM
      #12
    Started
    Ugh people who touch other peoples horses bother me!there used to be this lady at my barn who took another horses hay OUT OF HIS FEED BOX and gave it to her horse! The poor horse she was taking hay from was getting skinny but she didn't stop even when asked by both trainers and the horses owner. I mean really ifyou want your horse to be fed more TELL THE BARN or better yet walk thirty feet to get your own hay!
         
        12-13-2011, 11:57 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Samstead    
    Ugh people who touch other peoples horses bother me!there used to be this lady at my barn who took another horses hay OUT OF HIS FEED BOX and gave it to her horse! The poor horse she was taking hay from was getting skinny but she didn't stop even when asked by both trainers and the horses owner. I mean really ifyou want your horse to be fed more TELL THE BARN or better yet walk thirty feet to get your own hay!

    That deserves a dislike button
         
        12-13-2011, 12:01 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Samstead    
    Ugh people who touch other peoples horses bother me!there used to be this lady at my barn who took another horses hay OUT OF HIS FEED BOX and gave it to her horse! The poor horse she was taking hay from was getting skinny but she didn't stop even when asked by both trainers and the horses owner. I mean really ifyou want your horse to be fed more TELL THE BARN or better yet walk thirty feet to get your own hay!
    That's messed up.. if I was the barn manager, I would have sent her packing if she didn't stop RIGHT AWAY
         
        12-13-2011, 01:17 PM
      #15
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Samstead    
    Ugh people who touch other peoples horses bother me!there used to be this lady at my barn who took another horses hay OUT OF HIS FEED BOX and gave it to her horse! The poor horse she was taking hay from was getting skinny but she didn't stop even when asked by both trainers and the horses owner. I mean really ifyou want your horse to be fed more TELL THE BARN or better yet walk thirty feet to get your own hay!
    I think if someone was doing that to Indie; it'd be a time I'd actually encourage her to bite

    In all seriousness though; that's seriously messed up.
         
        12-13-2011, 03:02 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    In a way I can almost see the YO's position though. Most of the time, when a horse is a biter it is because the owner does not care to correct the problem and the horse turns into a monster. Do I think its right for her to get mad at you, no. But I still see her position. I believe you did the right thing in telling her and also getting after your horse for it. I also believe that stalls where horses can lean their head out makes aggressive horses. Its like a dog behind a chain link fence that can watch everyone go by their property, they become more and more fence aggressive.

    I feed treats by hand to all of my horses, and I have never had any mouthing problems. My horses are far from spoiled and get away with nothing. I think it depends on the horse and is never a definite situation.

    I also do not pet, touch, or give treats to any horses but my own or with owner consent. Though I am not afraid to smack any horse that aims teeth at me or my horse when I'm around. (Though I do avoid horses that I know are aggressive if possible)
    Tianimalz likes this.
         
        12-13-2011, 03:36 PM
      #17
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Horsesdontlie    
    I feed treats by hand to all of my horses, and I have never had any mouthing problems. I think it depends on the horse and is never a definite situation.

    THIS!!!!


    When we bought Beau, he was a 5 yr. Old fresh off the track with
    a horrible biting problem!! He would bite for no reason, even when treats weren't involved. He would just walk up to you and bite.....

    We started a long and tedious "no bite campaign", teaching him biting humans is a big NO NO. Here we are 2 yrs. Later and he is no longer a biter.


    BUT here's the shocker, we have always fed him treats by hand, and still do.
    We were warned by well meaning people that this would make him bite more....but being stubborn, we stayed the course with the no bite campaign and our preferred way of feeding treats - by hand.

    Happily, he is NOW a totally bite free horse DESPITE being fed by hand....

    So I agree, hand feeding treats does not necessarily mean every horse will become a biter...


    I agree with the others that people should not just walk up and feed another person's horse treats. We board at a private residence farm and there are no other boarders so we don't have that problem.....but feeding a horse that isn't your own treats is not only a terrible breach of etiquette, it can be dangerous to the person, OR THE HORSE. Don't people realize you can KILL a horse with treats?? What if they have IR, or are like Beau who is a severe choke risk. His apples and carrots are cut to specific sizes....someone giving him a hunk of apple or carrot that is too big could make him choke again. Even his bite sized horse treats are cut down to a specific size. Having people feed him treats at random could kill him....

    Not only is this issue a breach of etiquette, it is another example of people just not bothering to stop and THINK!! JMO
         
        12-13-2011, 03:58 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    I am increasingly learning how lucky I am not to have to board my horses. I'm glad I don't have to deal with boarders complaining all the time.
         

    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
    ANOTHER bit question!!! Going to partially repost in training section... Chele11 Horse Tack and Equipment 0 03-17-2011 04:46 AM
    Actually a human training question ... need moral support. MaryMary Horse Training 14 01-28-2011 03:08 AM
    Human Training for Horses Jubilee Horse Talk 0 01-11-2009 09:37 PM
    a horse called Red, a relationship called love... ADozenRoses&Red Horse Stories and Poems 0 07-15-2007 04:21 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:01 PM.


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