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    02-16-2013, 06:30 PM
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Foal
My gelding wont listen to me!

I just got A tb gelding about 4 months ago. He's a 17 hand dapple grey and hell be 7 in march. He was professionally trained the first month I had him and he did great! No problems at all! But all of a sudden, recently he has been bad! He refuses to go out on trail rides( which he used to LOVE!) and will refuse to walk forward. I kick and use my crop and spin him but he will refuse! Now he's starting to do this when I ride him to the arena! I had a 35 minute fight with him today, only to get NOWHERE! He reared up on me, its the first time I've seen him rear up! So off to the roundpen we went.. I tried to get on and he wouldnt let me! It took 7 tries of getting on, spinning him around and trying over and over.. Whats his deal? Why is he starting to get these bad habbits. I don't let him get away with anything either so im not sure why he's starting to do this! Does he hate me?:( please help me get my baby backk! I was just going to start him in dresage and now im rethinking that, maybe he's not the right horse for me? Im only a beginner, but im advanced enough to deal with his attitude.. What should I dooooo?
     
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    02-16-2013, 06:33 PM
  #2
Showing
Bring the trainer back into the picture..

And then take lessons on him.
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    02-16-2013, 06:34 PM
  #3
Showing
How does your saddle fit? What bit is he in? When were his teeth last checked/floated? Has his back been checked for soreness?

Honestly, when a horse's behavior changes suddenly like that, pain should be the first thing ruled out by a vet and/or equine chiropractor.
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    02-16-2013, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
How does your saddle fit? What bit is he in? When were his teeth last checked/floated? Has his back been checked for soreness?

Honestly, when a horse's behavior changes suddenly like that, pain should be the first thing ruled out by a vet and/or equine chiropractor.
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His saddle is nearly perfect. My trainer checked. He used to get a sore back, I got him a new saddle pad and he's great now. No more sore back. Im using an argentine shank bit, 5 inch shanks. He used to work good in this bit. Unsure about the teeth, he sat in a pasture for 2 yrs. I kinda rescued him, but trainer said that's not his problem. Im getting his teeth done soon, in march.
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    02-16-2013, 07:08 PM
  #5
Green Broke
What are you doing to "not let him get away with this"? Are you making him do what you want anyway???
     
    02-16-2013, 07:11 PM
  #6
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The horse is not being bad, the horse is being just a horse who is trying to set his herd hierarchy that regards you. As for you - it is you, who is being "bad", sorry. I suggest you seek the help of a trainer again - for the sake of you and your horse. Rearing under a rider can be exceptionally dangerous.
     
    02-16-2013, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by nvr2many    
What are you doing to "not let him get away with this"? Are you making him do what you want anyway???
I will do everything it takes to get him to do what I ask. If its a trail ride, I will use a crop and a lot of leg to get him to go. He will stand in place and dance, and turn around an head for home. If he does, I turn him in circles and keep encouraging him to walk on. Once he does so ill tell him "goodboy" but he keeps doing it! A 10 minute trail ride turns into a 2 hour fight with him! So I get off and lead him into the woods, where I wanted him to go.. And I take him back afterwards and roundpen him!
     
    02-16-2013, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Saranda    
The horse is not being bad, the horse is being just a horse who is trying to set his herd hierarchy that regards you. As for you - it is you, who is being "bad", sorry. I suggest you seek the help of a trainer again - for the sake of you and your horse. Rearing under a rider can be exceptionally dangerous.
Yeah, I know we are both in danger when he rears! Last thing I want is for him to get hurt! I love him. But id like to know how its me that's being bad? Not being rude I just want to know what im doing that makes me the bad one?
     
    02-16-2013, 07:18 PM
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And I take him back afterwards and roundpen him!
Again, sorry, but this does nothing regarding his behavior in the trails. Horses just don't understand such actions, they don't relate it to actions they've done hours ago, even just minutes ago. A correction has to be done approximately in two seconds of the unwanted behavior, otherwise it simply does not apply as you would expect it to.
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    02-16-2013, 07:18 PM
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Sorry, double post.
     

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