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    01-01-2009, 09:26 PM
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Weanling
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Ok my horse has become a royal pain in the butt when it comes to standing tied on concrete . He's never had anything bad happen to him but he hates it . Where we was our horses has concrete and he absoultly refuses to even cross over it without a fight. Then last week he got even dumber and laid down on the concrete when I put his support boots on him.. now he just sits and snorts and weaves back and forth and sits back on his rope and being a but in genral.. if I tie him where its a dirt footing then he's fine
Im dumbfounded at the behavior. Find it very strange that he just seems to hate concrete
Any idea why this behavior may have started he did this before he laid down on it .. he's been tied on concrete his whole life he's now 8 I don't get it
     
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    01-03-2009, 08:18 PM
  #2
Trained
Sounds like foot trouble to me. Especially the part about sitting back on his rope.
     
    01-03-2009, 10:27 PM
  #3
Weanling
His feet are fine in good shape he just acts like the concrete is going to eat him and then gets really stupid
     
    01-03-2009, 10:53 PM
  #4
Yearling
Sounds like something happened to make him fearful. Maybe you tied him up and stepped away for a minute and he went down or something that changed his view of the concrete. I'd start desensitizing him by making it a pleasant experience, maybe having him stand next to the concrete while getting little bits of carrot, then start putting the carrots on the concrete and moving them back, feeding him hay, etc. Goodluck!
     
    01-03-2009, 11:02 PM
  #5
Weanling
Thanks I never thought about that going to have t
     
    01-03-2009, 11:03 PM
  #6
Weanling
Going to have to try that cause its agrivating right now. I don't want him to hurt himself so we do alot of dancing around
     
    01-03-2009, 11:13 PM
  #7
Started
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Originally Posted by Rebelappy    
his feet are fine in good shape he just acts like the concrete is going to eat him and then gets really stupid
Your horse is an appy right? Hmmmm. My Appy, Cheno did a similar thing years ago crossing a parking lot. It was blacktop, but he just acted like it was something he couldn't judge the depth of. That's the only way I can describe it. He would go down a street just fine, but get him out on a parking lot and he just got stupid. Btw, he has ERU and that may have had something to do with his reaction.. It was several years before he was diagnosed so I can't really be sure of that.
     
    01-04-2009, 03:08 PM
  #8
Weanling
Hmmm ill have to look in to that he just started but things can just sneek up them too health wise
     
    01-04-2009, 03:57 PM
  #9
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Appyt    
Your horse is an appy right? Hmmmm. My Appy, Cheno did a similar thing years ago crossing a parking lot. It was blacktop, but he just acted like it was something he couldn't judge the depth of. That's the only way I can describe it. He would go down a street just fine, but get him out on a parking lot and he just got stupid. Btw, he has ERU and that may have had something to do with his reaction.. It was several years before he was diagnosed so I can't really be sure of that.
I've heard this happening many times when it comes to blacktop surfaces. The riders also have described it as the horse not being able to use their dept perception.
     
    01-04-2009, 10:01 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by Rebelappy    
his feet are fine in good shape he just acts like the concrete is going to eat him and then gets really stupid
But before, he was fine, right? So something must have happened... take him over it bit by bit and little by little. Lead him up to it. Feed him with the food there and his feet not on. Lead him over it. Then feed him on it... might make him realize it's not going to jump up and bite him again. Seems odd that he would lay down on it. Never heard of that one.
     

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