Challenged to train an 8 year old buckskin gelding

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    12-31-2012, 11:29 PM
Challenged to train an 8 year old buckskin gelding

So, my boyfriend works on a ranch and there is a herd of about 10 horses out there. There are two horses which he is needing trained and one of them is an eight year old buckskin gelding. He has no work put into him whatsoever and is not even halter trained. My boyfriend says he is a lost cause but I do not think so. He wants me to work with the horse since he knows my love of the animals. I am planning on trying join up with the horse. Any other ideas to help me to make this into a great horse? I have been told that he is too old to be worked with but I would like advice as to prove them wrong.
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    12-31-2012, 11:33 PM
Lots and lots of patients and love.
LOL, don't really have any tricks to offer but
Good luck!
    12-31-2012, 11:47 PM
Thanks!! I'm hoping to prove him wrong and I really like this horse. Haven't touched him yet just seen him.
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    01-01-2013, 01:48 AM
I don't think any horse is too old to train, if he's not a mean/aggressive horse then I would also work on the join up on haltering him first and do ground work with him to earn his trust and you trust him.....there's the odd horse out there I think might be untrainable but you won't know till you try.....keep us posted on how it goes.....
    01-01-2013, 01:53 AM
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keep us posted on how it goes.....

I will for sure. Im really hoping I can get this done. I enjoy working with horses and I want to get him out of his "a horse that old isnt worth anything and can't be trained" thinking. I hope that I can live up to this challenge. If I do manage this I know that whenever he has a problem with a horse he will rely on me
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    01-01-2013, 03:04 AM
Let him get used to you first. Sit on the fence etc etc feed him a carrot what ever ( if he's never been touched) and once he's used to you being around then try to handle him then do lots and lots of ground work. Good luck!!
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    01-01-2013, 03:30 AM
I started a 12 year old this past year that had never been touched. Just tons of patience, it sometimes takes an older horse to catch on because they are more set in their ways than colts, but it can be done!! Good luck, I wish you the best.
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    01-01-2013, 03:56 AM
I suggest doing a lot more research into mustang gentling methods... it sounds like this guy might as well be a mustang off the BLM range.
    01-01-2013, 12:17 PM
Thanks for all the input!! All good ideas that I will have to remember as we are starting in a couple weeks. Of course he takes the colt that is already started and gives me the older untouched one LOL
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    01-01-2013, 12:41 PM
Thanks for all the input!! All good ideas that I will have to remember as we are starting in a couple weeks. Of course he takes the colt that is already started and gives me the older untouched one LOL
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