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    12-03-2011, 09:26 PM
Originally Posted by Eolith    
I rest my case
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    12-03-2011, 09:31 PM
Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
I rest my case
I'm sorry... what case is being rested?
    12-03-2011, 09:45 PM
I have been watching horse roping videos on You Tube all day, so I say..rope him!!! Lol

Ok but seriously that lady in the video above that bends down in front of that paint horse to touch his nose is someday going to her head pawed.
    12-03-2011, 09:46 PM
Did you watch the video, or are you making that assessment solely from the picture?
    12-03-2011, 09:54 PM
Originally Posted by Eolith    
Did you watch the video, or are you making that assessment solely from the picture?

Oh I watched the video. I have started enough desert horses, and that makes me nervous when they get bowed up in the neck and look at you like that.

I am not ragging all that video, like starting one in a square pen, I actually like it better than a round pen sometimes. And I have haltered horses in a chute before too.
    12-04-2011, 11:18 AM
Keep him in a smaller paddock and bring hay and water to him every day. Just give him a bucket of water and refill it every few hours. If he gets used to you bringing the food and water he might be more inclined to let you halter him. But it won't just happen over night. If you want to tame him you will have to put in weeks of dedication!
    12-04-2011, 12:48 PM
Sheepdog - it seems you are in a pickle.
No money, but lots of horses, several unbroken. Combined with being short on expertise you present a real conundrum as to what to do about your spirited 4 yo alpha male gelding which earlier as a 3 yo stallion inseminated 4 mares. Not surprisingly, you canít catch the horse. So you ask for help over the Internet.
Oh My, Lady, if only it were that easy.

Firstly you need to bring this thread to the attention of Kevinhorses & Smrobs. Listen to what they have to say. They know about horses from the Western perspective.

In a separate post Iíll finish off and post an idea as to how we in the UK might tackle your problem.
Most of we Brits canít use a rope and invariably those stallions not kept for breeding are castrated at a young age. It occurs to me that you want to close the stable door, after the horse has bolted through the door you left open,
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    12-04-2011, 01:54 PM
Originally Posted by Eolith    
Did you watch the video, or are you making that assessment solely from the picture?

I didn't mean to offend you about the video you posted last night. I do have an issue with inexperienced people taking advice from videos posted on YouTube. A lot of videos posted on there have bad advice. (I think that is what Amazin' was getting to)

Like I said before, that gal made me nervous getting in front of a horse like that. That is just as bad as standing directly behind one. Even someone on this thread said she got pawed at. If you want one to reach out and smell you like she was, stand to one side. Have you noticed when horses introduce themselves to each other for the first time they will stand shoulder to shoulder and bend there heads down and back to smell the other, usually not directly in front. Because when one squeals they paw at each other.

Running them into chute, like she showed, I think would be the safest option. If the OP could find a trainer that wanted to deal with this horse and had a chute would be ideal. Run the horse loose up into a trailer, haul over there, get him in a chute, work on getting him haltered and let him drag a lead rope for a couple of weeks.

I just really hate to see someone get hurt...

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