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post #21 of 24 Old 11-25-2009, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Gambler80 View Post
So that's awesome, I'm happy and Beth is so excited that soon she will be the one in the round pen with her filly gaining respect.
It is awesome.

Some horses need to be aware there is a leader at all times. No sweetie, honeypie, snookums until the respect has been firmly established.

A very good example of how no one program will work for every horse.
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post #22 of 24 Old 11-25-2009, 06:14 PM
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Tons and Tons of groundwork. But try a different approach to things, be overly sweet to her, not in a spoiling way but when she spins her rear end towards you grab her halter and just turn her neck towards you as far as it will go and just consistently rub her forehead. Maybe she just needs a distraction from the regular thing, she's clearly too desensitized to aids such as whips, so maybe she's used to people being rough. Try a sweet approach. Certainly don't reward her, but distract her in various ways. Have her look AWAY from you instead of toward you when you ask her to move off. Ask her to back up instead of going forward. Just switch everything around and do everything opposite and see if she reacts any differently.
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post #23 of 24 Old 11-26-2009, 01:40 PM
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When she kicks at you don't take the pressure away just keep trying to make her go until you get a few steps then let her rest. If she has Hancock in her don't get in a big fight win the small battles first. In the wild Hancocks will fight until one of them is dead. I have a Hancock filly she is good but I got in a fight with her over the clippers and i almost got ran over! But I won the small battles and worked my way up so now she is good with the clippers.

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post #24 of 24 Old 12-11-2009, 01:12 PM
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Sounds to me that the filly wants to be on welfare and having a job is not currently in her vocabulary. All of the behaviour points to one thing--lack of respect. She is winning for sure and in order to move forward that needs to stop. Fillies and Mares can be a handful for sure. Its part of the deal. She is smart for sure so focus on outthinkin her. Gaining respect is the key. Pick a method and focus on respect.
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