Horse only likes me?? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 04-26-2010, 03:57 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South Africa.
Posts: 1,168
• Horses: 3
I agree with everyone else, that she is more comfortable around you, maybe because you handle her much more or are around her much more. It is really nice to have a horse like that with you, but it can become a problem if they are very uncomfortable with other people.

It's important to maintain a happy medium, which is having a horse that is equally comfortable around their owner/s, other people and other horses. Having a horse that drifts to close or too far from either of the above can become an issue. You want a horse that won't freak out when it is removed from a certain person or horse, as well as accept handling from different people.

What I suggest you do is start introducing her to several different people (not just family and friends), and get other people to handle her as much as possible, not just only you. It's important to address problems as soon as possible, before they get bigger and stronger, thus more difficult to handle.

One thing you can try is to give the leadrope to another person and let them groom and handle her while you stand a few metres away, close enough so that she can see you, but far enough so that she knows that she is being handled by someone else and not you. This will help keep her calm enough to not spend all the time with the other person stressing about where you may be. As she gets better at this, remove yourself completely from her sight until she is relaxed at being alone with another person.

flamingauburnmustang is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 12 Old 04-26-2010, 04:27 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,975
• Horses: 0
I get no thrill from champagne...

People can prefer certain horses & horses can prefer certain people. The ones who prefer each other should belong to each other. A real horseman deals properly with all horses despite his preferences, & a horse can learn to adapt to others besides his preferred human.
Northern is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rubon, my project horse for sale. Who likes him ? jadeewood Horse Videos 6 10-01-2009 10:03 AM
Horse likes to buck, no longer cute. Mickey4793 Horse Training 10 09-25-2009 12:45 PM
Apparently, this horse likes lounging... Brighteyes Horse Training 6 06-07-2009 10:18 PM
This horse likes cheeseburgers. RegalCharm General Off Topic Discussion 4 12-02-2008 02:05 AM
how do you tie a horse overnight that likes to roll alot barrelgrl Western Riding 2 08-09-2008 08:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome