Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Eeek. I feel your pain. I work with a lot of horses with behavioural issues too, and don't have the opportunity to correct them. They are stbds being turned out at our place being either post-stake season or post surgical. It's like a friggin horse factory/hotel. Like Kevin suggested, just try and deal as best you can, and try to do as much as you can with the time you have. It will give you lots of experience with not-so-great-to-handle horses, anyways....like you, I've learned the 3 D's. Duck. Dive. Dodge. It sucks, but what can you do really?
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork