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How to get a horse to stop chasing cows when at liberty?

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        12-27-2012, 05:22 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I don't care the issue (boredom, needs work etc.). If she cannot be separated and she won't be separated (for good) and is not going to be worked with, abd us lousy to be around (man or beast) why have her?

    I tried putting a horse with cattle. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. Better to keep them separate. No one needs a horse running cattle anymoe than you need a dog that runs cattle. There really is no difference.
         
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        12-27-2012, 06:06 PM
      #12
    Started
    If she's useless/unused and dangerous to man and beast, get rid of her. Sounds like she's causing a lot more grief than pleasure, better for her to be gone to a new home if you can find one looking for a challenge or put her down yourself for the cost of a bullet and a hole. I'm not a fan of meat-buyer or auctions myself because I'd worry too much about what an animal might suffer in another country's slaughter facility or some idiot's backyard, but it's a valid option for many. If she was a nice horse just eating up hay, it would be one thing, and maybe she can become one for someone else, but it's not working out well for you or her where you're at now.
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        12-27-2012, 06:41 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Breezy2011, she isn't alone, she has 2 pasture mates, and they don't chase the cattle!! I just chased her across pasture a little while ago, she was doing it again <UGH>. I couldn't catch her or she would be in the barn by now. (plus the ice on top of the snow makes an interesting challenge in itself )
    Elana, I asked my in-law the same thing, the only reason he has her is because I have my 3. I've been trying to get him to get rid of her for nearly 2 years, no one around us wants her, because they've seen what she's like.
    Sharpie, I agree, she's cost me nearly $1,000 in fencing alone this summer on into winter now. And now I have to wonder the woods in order to find my loose cattle, she's caused a real mess. I would love to spare the bullet....and i'm getting awful close to doing it myself. I think she'd make a good horse if someone would put the time and effort into her.
    Thank you everyone for your thoughts and ideas.
         
        12-27-2012, 06:45 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Breezy2011, she's going on 7 and she's totally unbroken. I can't lease her out, I don't own her.
         
        12-27-2012, 06:47 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Sounds like she wants to be a cutting horse. Separate her from the cows, then sell her to someone who wants to break out a cutting prospects. Your options are very limited....so you need to make a decision.
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        12-27-2012, 07:11 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Put her in a separate pasture, or keep making excuses why you can't.
         
        12-27-2012, 07:15 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Joe4d, i'll be getting to that directly in the morning.
         
        12-28-2012, 01:31 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    So WHY does your father-in-law have this horse if he 1) does not do anything with her 2) does not pay you board for her 3) has not pitched in for any of these fence expenses that this horse is causing.

    Even before reading the whole thread, my first suggestion was to sell the horse. Get rid of her. It's not worth your headache or your money. Especially when it's not clear why he even has this half-wild mean horse anyway. She isn't worth much in this market (a mean unbroke horse) but maybe you'd at least be able to give her away. Heck, she may just make a heck of a cow horse, if she's got that much cow in her to chase the cows around on her own.

    My mother's horse hates cows. She will also go out of her way to chase them (never through fences though), if they ever get put in with them. And she is one hell of a cow horse. Best for sorting. She'll never let a cow (or calf) get by you.
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        12-28-2012, 01:47 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Might could be a helluva good horse, to the right rider.
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        12-28-2012, 05:42 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Beau159, I wish I could answer that question. He did this before when my husband was a kid, wouldn't go buy a car, but went to the auction and bought a 3yo stud for $300, turned out the stud got loose and bred the neighbors mare, and it couldn't be kept in a fence. His parents (husbands grandparents) made him sell it, eventually. He lives in some fantasy land, where he thinks the horse is perfect, and he's more worried about his house, girl friend and PS3 than the welfare of his horse or the cattle, i've brought it to his attention several times....i might as well talk to a wall. -_-
    Ian McDonald, I agree she would....

    As of this moment she is penned up in the barn with her barn buddy, until we can get all the fence put back up and sectioned off.
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