I didnt know how bad it was till today - Page 3
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

I didnt know how bad it was till today

This is a discussion on I didnt know how bad it was till today within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

    Like Tree1Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        08-03-2009, 12:49 PM
      #21
    Started
    I don't really have much to add, except to really look into the Blocker Tie ring. One of the best gadgets invented since the safety stirrup, IMHO.

    My first pony was also a real spook. I once was riding him in our big cow pasture, and my dad was at the gate, watching us. Dad opened a pop can about a quarter mile away, and in the time it took me to blink, my pony had done a full 180 to look at dad, snorting like someone had smacked him with a baseball bat. For 2 days after that I drank a lot of canned pop in the barn. Once he panicked because Mom was standing behind her car, bent over looking for something in the back seat. I can only assume he saw "bodyless feet" under the car. Fortunately that pony was a master of the spook in place, and I can count on one hand the number of times he ever covered ground in a spook. All that could really be done was get his attention back on me (moving his feet), let him get a good look at the scary thing in the moment, and then let him live in close proximity to scary things (once he spent a weekend with a folding chair in front of his stall) until the fear went away, or at least he was willing to follow my lead and focus. He was a darn good horse, he was just hyper-observant and reactive, and no problem once you expected it and planned for it.

    Best of luck to you, I hope things work out!
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        08-03-2009, 01:42 PM
      #22
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    Iride, do you know any in MD as well you could recommend?
    Sorry, I could help you in the Philly area of PA, west/central NJ, down here in SC or in Texas. I don't know anyone offhand in MD that I could recommend.
         
        08-03-2009, 10:57 PM
      #23
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iridehorses    
    Sorry, I could help you in the Philly area of PA, west/central NJ, down here in SC or in Texas.
    All that not going to work, unfortunately - too far...
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    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:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    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

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Breeds I've Never Heard Of Till Now....(pics too) BluMagic Horse Breeds 40 03-23-2012 06:46 PM
    till death do us part... wanderlust Horse Talk 8 02-28-2009 09:01 PM
    i didnt want her to feel left out so... Gingerrrrr General Off Topic Discussion 10 09-22-2008 09:30 AM
    First ride on lexi!!!! .. didnt go so well!! :( HorsesAreForever Horse Riding 13 02-21-2008 12:58 AM
    ok thought i've seen it all till now KANSAS_TWISTER Horse Tack and Equipment 25 10-14-2007 09:10 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:54 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0