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post #1 of 12 Old 01-27-2013, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy HELP! Appy gelding who is pushy and buddy sour

I purchased a 9 year old Appaloosa Gelding and I have a couple problems. First he is buddy sour once his mare is gone he goes nuts! He will not listen. I don't have an arena, but I do have a round pen. What should I do? Also he is lazy! And unresponsive. He does have a snaffle but dosnt obey it whatsoever. Please help and any advice is very much appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-27-2013, 08:22 PM
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Is this our first horse? How much experience do you have. What is this horse trained to do? Where did you get him? How well trained is he supposed to be?


Sounds like might be a horse has your number deal but need more information.

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Palomine,
First no he isnt my first horse.
Second I am about an advanced beginner.
He is green broke, but when I rode him at the place of purchase he was a complete angel and responded well, but he was in an arena, he acted as though he was a gentle easy going horse. I got him at a show horse breeding place and the reason he was sold was because he was not show horse material. He is basically western trained.
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I purchased a 9 year old Appaloosa Gelding and I have a couple problems. First he is buddy sour once his mare is gone he goes nuts! He will not listen. I don't have an arena, but I do have a round pen. What should I do? Also he is lazy! And unresponsive. He does have a snaffle but dosnt obey it whatsoever. Please help and any advice is very much appreciated.
Appaloosa's are known for being stubborn and lazy LOL I also have a 10yr. Old gelding.
With him being buddy sour I would take him into the round pen, does he know ground work at all? Lunging for respect, where he will turn into you to change directions as you step back and point? Do you have a stick/string? Get him paying attention to you and not what's going on outside of the round pen or who he can't see. If he got lazy I would chase him slapping the string behind him, you don't need to hit him with it but if he isn't taking you seriously you might have to spank him with it for him to take you seriously. My appy would test everyone LOL not walking straight, turning around to head home, etc......it just takes time/patience for them to learn you are serious and are the leader.
I follow Clinton Anderson's methods, if you do a search on Youtube you can find some vids to watch that might help you.
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Depending on the horse, by 9 should be pretty well broke and not try to kill you, first thing I'd do is tie him up alone till he calms down Then work on riding alone and away from his buddy's. I've actually dealt with it a lot. And still do, my gelding is buddy sour. I'll make him ride away from the rest of the herd while they practice. I decide how far we go away then stand facing away from them. Then I make sure he walks back to them. We take him to shows but leave him alone at the trailer. When going back to the trailer or the pasture area, he has to walk past. If he's calm he can be done. If not, we keep going. I even work on it in hand, when it's feeding time, well walk past the hitching rail and go do flexation or leading backing exercises. He never chooses our path. Just some thoughts, I ain't no trainer
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Appaloosa's are known for being stubborn and lazy LOL I also have a 10yr. Old gelding.
With him being buddy sour I would take him into the round pen, does he know ground work at all? Lunging for respect, where he will turn into you to change directions as you step back and point? Do you have a stick/string? Get him paying attention to you and not what's going on outside of the round pen or who he can't see. If he got lazy I would chase him slapping the string behind him, you don't need to hit him with it but if he isn't taking you seriously you might have to spank him with it for him to take you seriously. My appy would test everyone LOL not walking straight, turning around to head home, etc......it just takes time/patience for them to learn you are serious and are the leader.
I follow Clinton Anderson's methods, if you do a search on Youtube you can find some vids to watch that might help you.
Thankyou! I will look up clinton anderson, have never cheacked out his method, but I think I will now :)
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It's all that mare's fault he is kept with. Mares makes geldings do stupid things.
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It's all that mare's fault he is kept with. Mares makes geldings do stupid things.
we have one mare. Could she be causing some of the buddy sourness? He whinnies the most when she is gone
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-30-2013, 07:15 PM
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Oh you betcha! She has bewitched him, you need to break her spell over him.
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