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post #21 of 57 Old 10-11-2012, 09:44 PM
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Like 1000 lb teenage girls. You don't understand her and you are RUINING her life!!! FOREVER!!!!!!!!!! Heheheh I hope the SmartCalm helps...
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It's now a game of survivor. If she doesn't shape up she will be booted off my island teehee. Just kidding. Hopefully I'll get to the bottom of this though because she literally drives me to tears at times...
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post #23 of 57 Old 10-11-2012, 09:52 PM
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I can lead her safely and walk her around no problem. It's when I ask for things. Yesterday I felt so terrible that I made her bleed with the chain. She was shaking after she reared with eyes wide. But after that she nearly fell asleep with me wrapping her hoof. I'm stumped.
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The rearing episode may have drained her of so much physical and mental energy that she just shut down after out of exhaustion.

I've just re-read this thread and I am more convinced that there is something going on physical or neurological. Don't spend more money on feed supplements till you've had a really good vet do a very thorough exam. Good luck, again.
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post #24 of 57 Old 10-11-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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The rearing is a) out of fear from the chain and 2) if she feels threatened.

I know when she's going to rear and when she's not. It's almost like something sets her off and BOOM.

I will be texting my vet tomorrow and speaking with her about this as well...
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post #25 of 57 Old 10-12-2012, 07:47 AM
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The rearing is a) out of fear from the chain and 2) if she feels threatened.
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Why not replace the chain or am I so dumb about horses that the chin strap has to be chain? And in my first post I was not advocating to have your horse put down when I mentioned the Buck video. My point was, that you, her owner, should not beat yourself up, if this can't be fixed. D

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Why not replace the chain or am I so dumb about horses that the chin strap has to be chain? And in my first post I was not advocating to have your horse put down when I mentioned the Buck video. My point was, that you, her owner, should not beat yourself up, if this can't be fixed. D
What do you mean replace the chain? The chain is on the lead rope. And I know you weren't advocating havin her put down. I was just saying. :)
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post #27 of 57 Old 10-12-2012, 08:17 AM
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I thought you were talking about the chain chin strap. But can't this chain wherever it is be replaced with leather so it does not hit the horse and maybe the horse will not blow up in fear. Since I do not have any chain on any thing I quess I will just hush-up. Best of luck ... D

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The chain is the only thing that will get it through her head. If I just use a nylon halter and normal lead she won't listen to any reprimand and is even worse.
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Try a knotted halter. They quickly learn to listen to them. I don't like to yank as it causes the horse to feel trapped and they are more likely to rear or do something stupid to escape. With a steady pull they learn to step forward for release of the pressure. Why do I get the sense that she is uncomfortable in this barn? Try the opposite of how you do things with her. Eg. If you tie her in the aisle, tie her facing the opposite way. Do you tie at one end of the barn or farther down? If near box stalls, we know another horse can't grab at her but she doesn't know that so if a stalled horse pins it's ears, she wants to get out of it's way, something you may not have seen.
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We have a box grooming stall that she hates and pees in almost every time were in the barn. Which the other boarders get kinda mad at me for so I always have to watch her when were in the barn. I always tie her facing my pasture. Haven't tried facing her the other way. I either tie her at the back of the barn or at the front. It's a barn that has two isles thts separated by rooms in the middle of the barn.

I don't usnerstand why she would be uncomfortable. This barn is so much better then the old. I could move her back but the old barn was just so much drama and very unsafe for the horses. Not to mention she was beat up extremely bad by another horse in the pasture. He would attack her and corner her (and us when we tried to catch her and bring her in)
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