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    04-28-2009, 10:02 AM
Horse Has Become Nutty!

I just want to get other people's opinions about this.

I moved my horse to a place back in September that does not have an indoor arena. He hasn't been ridden much since the move. He did absolutely nothing for the winter. I was injured at one point, he was injured at another. Anyhow to make a long story short. He has not had a job since September really. A steady one anyhow. When I moved in there and any other place I have kept him, he has ALWAY gotten beat up and been LOW man on the totum pole. Recently, he has worked his way up the totum pole and pushes the other's around. This really shocked me. Yesterday I spoke with the barn owner and the behaviors that she describes to me are not good. He does some rearing and stuff coming in and out and I guess the other day he started to strike at one of the other horses before she even got him inside the gate. Then he got lose and they had to spend the morning catching him.

My work schedule has been pretty bad as of late. I am changing it so that I can be out there on a more regular basis and put him back to work. Does this sound like that is all that it is? He just needs to get back to work? I will be able to get out there 3-4 days a week starting May 1. I am pretty sure this will help. Just want to know what all of you think.
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    04-28-2009, 10:45 AM
I think that that will help a lot. He is probably just full of himself and doesn't know what to do with all of the pent up energy. When they are used to working on a regular basis and then that stops their attitude/temperment can change. I think that once you get him back in a program that most/some of that will change. Good luck!
    04-28-2009, 06:44 PM
I agree. Sounds like he's just needs a job. Sounds like you might have to work on his ground manners a bit too now that he's worked his way up in the herd.
    04-28-2009, 06:58 PM
I agree. Getting him back in work and refocusing all that energy and boredom will definitely help with his behavior.

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