I have a dangerous horse - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 21 Old 10-18-2008, 02:31 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,138
• Horses: 3
I would have the vet out. He could have hormonal issues or some other illness that is causing his drastic change in attitude.

I would also have a chiropractor out to check him out thoroughly.

Next I would evaluate his feed. I would take him down to just 100% bermuda grass hay, no grain, no treats, no salt blocks, no supplements. Give him as much hay as he wants to eat. Let his body detox for 30 days or more. If his attitude begins to improve, then I'd say he has a food allergy or sensitivity. I would keep him on an all hey diet, and just add a vitamin supplement with a handful of grain or 1lb of a ration balancer (like Purina's Enrich 32 or Triple Crown's 30% supplement). If he loses weight, add Nutrena Empower to his diet, just 1-2 lbs of it (it's a rice bran/flax pellet that is high in fat) or see if you can find rice bran pellets and mix them with some shredded beet pulp (soaked or dry).

Illness, Pain, and Diet all play HUGE roles in horse behavior. Since this is a new behavior, I would look to one of those causes first, before attributing it to training or attitude change.

I also agree, personifying a horse is pure folly. A horse is an animal with lower thinking capabilities. I love mine, baby talk to them, and spoil them, but in no way do I think they feel or "think" like a human (dignity is a human concept). I still train them like a horse, using pressure/release and reward/punishment. They are well behaved and have PLENTY of spirit, lol.

Last edited by luvs2ride1979; 10-18-2008 at 02:34 PM.
luvs2ride1979 is offline  
Sponsored Links

bad , biter , dangerous , problem

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
Is it dangerous...? dynamite. Jumping 12 10-16-2008 09:11 PM
DANGEROUS horse!! girl_on_black_pony Horse Training 10 08-20-2008 09:38 AM
..::Leaving Legs Behind - Becoming Dangerous::... love-a-hero Horse Training 7 05-10-2008 06:52 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