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post #1 of 4 Old 08-07-2008, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Help Catching Him...

So, today I finally got a chance to come home and see my horses and such..I'll be here til Sunday but then I go back to working a ton so I wont be able to come home again for a while and then school starts...so needless to say I haven't been able to work with my horses like...at allll :( Saddd!

Anyway, Scooter, my old guy, is fine. He's awesome!

But Hunter on the other hand..he's 8. Well, I started working with him when he was 2 1/2-3 and he was TERRIBLE when I first got him then after me working with him a ton he turned into an AWESOME horse very gentle and eager to learn..then I tore both of my ACLs a little bit apart and wasn't allowed to ride for about a year and a half all together. He still was pretty good when I was finally able to get back on him. I worked with him as much as I could but then got busy with work and now I'm in college and ugh. No time :(

So, lately I've been having problems with catching him. Today was just terrible...I guess yesterday the farrier came out and he took off on my dad and then today I wanted to give him a bath but he wouldn't let me catch him. We have a HUGE pasture so I'm just wondering if anyone has tips on how to teach a horse not to take off when you get a halter out??

Needless to say I didn't get to give him a bath but the little rascal loves the hose. I was trying to wash scooter and he kept putting his head over Scooters back and trying to take the hose. Then after they were out eating in the yard and I tried to water the flowers and he kept trying to take the hose from me again!

Heres a video of it :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsiNrkO-A5E

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-08-2008, 01:14 AM
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Don't chase him That will make him think of you as a predator. This worked for me: walk toward him. When he looks at you. Back off. It makes him catch, you. It worked on my AQHA, I had on a neighor's place. He was in a feild by himself and their horses were across the fence.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-08-2008, 09:57 AM
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I kept mine moving. I didn't chase him with my arms flailing and a whip or anything, but I did not let him rest. If he trotted or ran from me, then the moment he stopped, I moved towards him again. He'd take off again and when he was tired, he came to me. It took about a week and about 1/2 each day, but now, he comes right to me, he might walk away a couple steps because he's lazy and doesnt want to work, but he stops. I've actually done that to two of my horses, a friend did it to her pony and it works. It really does.

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I kept mine moving. I didn't chase him with my arms flailing and a whip or anything, but I did not let him rest. If he trotted or ran from me, then the moment he stopped, I moved towards him again. He'd take off again and when he was tired, he came to me. It took about a week and about 1/2 each day, but now, he comes right to me, he might walk away a couple steps because he's lazy and doesnt want to work, but he stops. I've actually done that to two of my horses, a friend did it to her pony and it works. It really does.

Thanks to both of you. In 4-H my leader told us to pretty much do just this and I tried it last night but that's when he broke through the fence. I guess I'll just have to give it some more time. Maybe walk slower towards him. THANK YOU again!! :)

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