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post #1 of 3 Old 08-13-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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I finally won!

I need to share this massive success! Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

2 days ago I trailered my horse, for my first time, she's been on one a few times. She did get on the truck without too much an issue, just needed some pushing and pulling - had a minor panic once she was on but settled in quickly.

The cowboy who helped me truck her (bless his heart for putting up with my monster :P) Couldn't get her in her new stall, so he left her in the paddock that her stall runs into. I let her settle in for an hour or so to blow out her fumes. My pony quietly walked into his stall without a fuss, but was upset his friend got to be outside eating grass without him :P

Well I needed to get my mare into her stall. Here's where the battle started! She walked up to the door (with about 1.5 foot sill to step up on) and locked her legs. NOPE she's not going in. I applied pressure and waited - she didn't budge an inch. I turned her and tried walking her in from an angle. I tried getting a running start and she'd slam the brakes. Nothing. Well she just learned how to lunge before we moved. So I worked her little patooty off! She walked and jogged and trotted with hot and heavy pressure on for as long as it took until I got those lips licking. Marched her to her stall and NOPE - she's froze again. I attempted this for a good hour - lunging until submission then to her stall. After we were both soaked in sweat and completely exhausted I had had enough of her and her ridiculous attitude. The stall is exactly like her other one at home - except bigger and there's a step up to get in. At this point she's just being stubborn and silly. So I had enough of this little game of hers. I tied her lead rope, still attached to her, to the other side of her stall the eye bolt for her stall guard - taught against her. She braced up against it - she didn't pull or anything, just stood braced. I walked up to her pointed in her stall, flicked her bum with the rope (not hard) and said "GET IN!" Tada! She jumped right in! I locked her in, untied her and let her rest. Later I groomed her and made her realize how wonderful her stall was

I let her stay in all day yesterday, it was thundering out. So today was our test. I let her out today. She went out and bombed around and played all day. When it was time to go in, without even putting on the halter, she was on the other side of her paddock and I was next to her outside stall door. I said "get in!" and she came running! she ran right in and waited patiently for me to close up!!

In this horrible episode she has learned how to lunge seriously well xD how to go to her stall the minute I ask and that I win when she braces against me. Which for so long has not been the case. I finally won xD
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Isn't that a wonderful feeling? Congrats! Makes you look ahead at what else you can accomplish.
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Absolutely! Now to work on getting her to venture further out into the world! I'm so proud of us.
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