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  • Any one get in trouble for the horse being in the car?

 
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    04-30-2009, 08:52 PM
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Weanling
Car + Horse = Trouble....

I've just found out that im leasing a brumby, he's around 9 years old, & is the sweetest little thing ever!!! He's so cute. Any way I trialed him on wednesday, & found out my parents had decided to lease him that night. Any way, I went out yesterday to ride him (Thursday). We started out great, I was told he is a hard horse to catch & I went out yesterday & he walked straight up to me :) (don't want to jinx my self) but when we where leaving the paddock, a car was on the other side of the gate. Any way the were 2 people in the ute & one of them luckily opened the gate for us. As we walking out of the gate Buddy (the horse) was really hesitant of walking forward after talking to him, patting him, & talking the guys up on the offer of turning of there car he walked forwards through the gate, past the car but as soon & we were walking way from the car (the car was still turned off) he got really sacred and started trotting faster & faster I was leaning against him (but he is much stronger than me) & just kept going forwards (it did hurt a bit as his front hoofs were cliping the backs of my legs) but after a few seconds I managed to elbow him in the neck & get him to turn around (faceing the car) he was fine alough a bit scary, for him & me. Anyway im just wondering for any sugestions of how we can fix this problem. I need him to not be scared around when we goon trail rides etc. Please help
     
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    04-30-2009, 09:52 PM
  #2
Weanling
Any one Please....
     
    04-30-2009, 10:04 PM
  #3
Yearling
If possible, start doing a lot of ground work around cars. Just have one parked, walk him up to it, let him see it, sniff it. Work up to him being okay with walking past it turned on, then once he's 100% okay with them on the ground, start with under saddle work.

When starting training under saddle, if possible have another, more experience horse there with you. This will also help with his fear of cars. Just remember, all training takes time and it can get a little scary. Just be consistent, steady, and don't push him to far.
Patience, steadiness, and confidence will yield the best results and strengthen the bond between horse and rider.

Good luck and congrats on the new horse!
     
    04-30-2009, 10:13 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I agree with Twogeldings and will only add that horses a very brave when "chasing/following" the object that might give them concern.

Had my nephew ride his dirt bike around Walka. First away from us and we followed him. Than we stood and watched him come by us and followed again. Eventually Walka (being the curious George he is) couldn't wait for "it" to come back and as it came towards us , Walka had to go meet it.

So like Twogeldings said, start slow and work up to the eventual goal in small steps.

Good luck.
     
    04-30-2009, 11:37 PM
  #5
Weanling
Thanks there great suggestions I'll try them on the weekend, just have to find a car to use... :)
     
    04-30-2009, 11:45 PM
  #6
Trained
You're getting very good advice. Definitely a matter of desensitizing him to the scary thing. It's actually good that it's a moveable object. You can make it go away and give your horse the idea that he scared it off. Like the others said, let him work up his confidence on his terms a little at a time. Good luck.
     
    04-30-2009, 11:48 PM
  #7
Weanling
Yeah every ones very smart, hopefully I can get my mum to drive me out & then get my step dad to pick her up so I can have a car to work with lol
     

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