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        06-26-2013, 05:54 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
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    Adding to wjat corporal said, if you have a rope halter with a lead attached you can take it and put it over the top of a hitching rail and tie it to the halper piece underneath his jaw. And tie it in a quick release knot. My horse tends to sit back and its almost impossible for him to escape by pulling if I tie him like this. Its sort of hard to explain but if you need a reference photo I have one.
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    Two words, pocket knife! Wait add one more... SHARP pocket knife.

    If you horse sitting do what you have to do, but don't try to train him. Make him respect your space with my lunge whip, whack him in the face if he bites and if he is charging you aim for the face with whatever you have.
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        06-26-2013, 05:55 PM
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    Green Broke
    My 2 cents: handle him as little as possible, always carry a whip or stick, don't put yourself in harms way and don't turn your back. A horse that has reached the point he has, with striking out aggressively, is not a horse to be trusted, nor a project I would choose to take on.
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        06-26-2013, 06:01 PM
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    Green Broke
    I used to horse-sit for a horse like this. If she was gone for 4-5 days I NEVER went into his paddock, not even to muck. Hay went over the fence and the water bucket was right by the fence. No grooming, no fly spray, no NOTHING. If she was gone for more then a week I'd grain him in his stall or a separate paddock and trap him there every few days to muck.
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        06-27-2013, 12:10 PM
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    Foal
    I want to start off by thanking everyone again! I'm so glad I stopped lurking on this forum- I've never had so much helpful insight all at once!

    He's definitely still a tool (for instance, he broke his stall guard in the couple of hours he was in for the night) but now he's an attentive tool!

    Since starting some of these tactics he's starting to be more respectful of my demands. Last night I tried asking him to stand still while I undid both rows of the gait and put a rope halter on him, and with the magic of the ever present dressage whip, he did! Then this morning, even though he was running free from busting out of his stall, he walked in the barn of his own accord but did stand for me while I threw his halter on and led him to the stall (as opposed to just throwing grain in his tub and letting him run in... which was tempting).

    He's also lightening up on the teeth (at least in my direction, can't say the same for his turnout buddies), and has yet to strike out at me since our new rules started.

    Again, thank you everyone for making me see his nasty behavior didn't warrant an excuse! I think I might leave her a nice list of decent trainers to look at when she gets home though...
         
        06-27-2013, 12:21 PM
      #15
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    Bravo!!!
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