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    08-05-2010, 01:52 PM
  #1
Yearling
Horse Is NUTS After Showing

My aunts horse was at the show all week last week. Usually when we bring him back he's always a bit fussy, but this time he's real bad. He's basically a wild horse all over again and very hard to handle. It takes a while before he calms down and it's been days now. Could be longer too. What do you think we should do? We separated him from the other gelding because he kept on kicking him and being real mean to him. If we didn't handle him so much I wouldn't be worried but we do a lot with our horses. What should we do, or what would you do?? Thanks guys!!!
     
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    08-05-2010, 04:27 PM
  #2
Weanling
Poor thing! Whatever happens at his shows?? My horses always feel SUPER after a show, they act all proud and confident for a couple of weeks, like they think they're the best-- even if we do horribly at the show!
     
    08-05-2010, 04:59 PM
  #3
Started
Yes, it seems that you need to analyze what happened at the show to upset him.
     
    08-05-2010, 05:01 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Do your let him get away with things at the shows?
Does he have a curtain 'buddy' that he is absalutly attached too?
Does anyone get upset with him once you guys get home after a show where he was bad?
Are you more demanding with him at home?
Is he nervous about trailer rides?
Was he ever abused in his life?
Did he move homes A LOT before your aunt got him?
Is he attached to any horses at shows?
     
    08-05-2010, 11:21 PM
  #5
Yearling
He's not extremely attatched, but there is a mare he really likes. Even my aunt said that when they went to load him up to take him home, he was going crazy. And the little boy that shows him almost got bucked off towards the end of the show week. I'm not sure what goes on, I havn't been able to see the little boy show him. He was only in a walk, trot class. We always just assumed that he was really mad and when he came home he took his anger out which is why he acts nuts when he gets home.
     
    08-06-2010, 12:23 AM
  #6
Trained
Sounds like perhaps the showring is too stressful for this horse, if he gets so out of whack afterwards...maybe try not showing him for a year, and just do trail riding, and other arena work at home...give him a break from the stress of being shown, and see what happens...If a horse was just a bit tired, or withdrawn after a show, I could live with that, and just do a bit more pampering, and extra supplements, etc, to ensure that that wouldn't happen again hopefully, but a horse that gets down right dangerous when he is cared for and handled properly, during and after the show? Maybe the showring is NOT the place for the animal; especially if he seems to be getting worse each time out.
     
    08-06-2010, 12:33 AM
  #7
Green Broke
^I agree. Also, you said at the end of the show week? A week can be long and tiring at the show grounds, not to mention streesful! What are these shows like? Are they very stressful enviroments?
Maybe this horse just can't handle shows, or maybe lower key shows? Horses can be very sensitive to the shows enviraments. Is he kept alone in a feild? Maybe he doesnt like being kept alone, and misses his buddies? Its just a guess.
     
    08-06-2010, 12:11 PM
  #8
Weanling
What I would do is smack them as hard as I can until he calms down and
Behaves!! Haha just kinding!!!!!


Something you could do if you were into Natural remedies is rub some lavender oil on his nose before the show or before he goes into the trailer or spray some inside the trailer. It really helps calm them down and maybe by the time he gets home he is a little bit more quiet. You can put some on their noses about every 2 days or so I think but don't quote me on that. Hope this helps!
     
    08-07-2010, 03:59 PM
  #9
Yearling
Mom2pride: That's exactly what my trainer said. He gets too stressed out. We are thinking about letting the little boy (he's 12 by the way) use my horse since she's more behaved and was trained better, and has also shown many times before.

RiderGirl: They didn't show every day of the week, they only showed on wed, thrus, fri and sat I believe. He was just brought up to the fair at the beginning of the week. The environment is just a fair ground environment, which can be stressful since there are so many people and noises and lights and other horses. And yes, you are right...he does get too stressed out and probably would do better at lower key shows.

SugerPlum: I never would have thought of that. Thanks for the tips!!!
     
    08-07-2010, 07:50 PM
  #10
Yearling
I used to take my jumper to exhibitions (basically taking him into the middle of a city so city kids could see a horse jump) and he stayed a week. Then he used to come home and pound the daylights out of my other horse. We figured out that he was used to so much turnout that his pent up energy was turning into agression. I ended up trailering to another friend's property every night and letting him run in her field.
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