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post #1 of 3 Old 12-29-2009, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Horse acts different?

I am working with my gelding on STANDING still for his hooves. He has come a long way. Only sometimes he moves a little when I pick up his right rear hoof. However, I am wondering if it is because he is tied in his stall with limited room. He is not pushy about it, like when I was tieing him outside on the hitching post. I pulled him out this past weekend and tied him to the hitching post (first time in prob. 3 weeks, that he has been out). He moved from one side completely to the other- probably 1/2 a turn around the post. However, he was corrected quickly and stood still the second time I picked up his hooves. However, I have gained so much more confidence since we have been working in his stall. I was in for a larger fight- that never happened. Is it common to almost seem like you have to retrain for the same behavior in different environments? Any suggestions on how to correct it? He is responding much better to my ugh noise I make which means disapproval!! and WOAH- to stand still- then he gets a rub for stopping the behavior. I am hoping the next farrier trip, has him standing still. I work a lot with him on a halter and I pick up his hooves- he likes to step forward and turn. NOT BEHAVIOR I like. I make him work in circles, then stand still- or he BACKS up with force.
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-29-2009, 06:54 PM
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first time in prob. 3 weeks, that he has been out
Did i read this wrong or was he in his stall for 3 weeks?
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-29-2009, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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The have stalls- but they are just walkins. He has access to 3 acres in this field. He gets in his horse play. I just hadn't removed him from the pasture in about 3 weeks. I just wanted to see how he would be when I hitched him outside the pasture to his post. He was a little different than when I have been tieing him in his stall. I have to halter him in his walkin to feed them. He will go into my mares stall and push her out for her grain. He gets about a nibble and she needs a scoop twice a day. The don't have stall doors. So I tie him, plus it is helping his patience. Hope I was able to clarify it a little more for you.
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