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  • My 22 year old horse is afraid of the saddle

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    06-12-2012, 11:18 PM
  #11
Trained
Horse is either not as saddle broke as you think (and yes, a lot of horses you will be able to get on bareback with no problem, but they haven't had experience with the saddle), or sore, or was testing you out when you got her and now she's gotten very much wise to your inexperience and is playing on it.

First thing to do - get her checked out by a vet to make sure there is no pain issue.
You can't train the pain out of a horse.

Find someone experienced - that doesn't mean the 15 year old kid from up the road that claims to be an expert. It means a mature person with years of experience and the results to back that up - to help you. Chasing the horse around with a saddle is extremely pointless. You'll always get tired before the horse will, and every step the horse takes away from you, she is winning the 'game'.
Right now, you are training your horse to run away from the saddle.

I don't believe the horse is scared to be honest, I believe she has 100% pulled the wool over your eyes. She thinks she's the boss of the place and you are allowing that to happen.
Without getting some good, solid, professional assistance, this behaviour with compound into a lot more of a problem than you will be able to deal with. When left unchecked, a simple problem can manifest into a dangerous problem.

Please, find some help.
     
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    06-12-2012, 11:18 PM
  #12
Yearling
Walt Disney...Personifying animals and misleading children since 1923
     
    06-12-2012, 11:18 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Setting up the time and place should be a priority, not a complication.
     
    06-13-2012, 12:47 AM
  #14
Super Moderator
We always called them the 'Walter Farley Kids'. You love a horse and you are good to it and it would never hurt you. It will save you when needed, will drag you out of the burning barn and will attack your enemies -- well -- maybe not.
     
    06-13-2012, 12:50 AM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Cherie    
We always called them the 'Walter Farley Kids'. You love a horse and you are good to it and it would never hurt you. It will save you when needed, will drag you out of the burning barn and will attack your enemies -- well -- maybe not.
My horse would do that....
Actually, if the barn was burning, he'd probably shove a burning hay bale on me and yell, 'sucker!' while running out the door.
     
    06-13-2012, 12:54 AM
  #16
Foal
I just don't sit on her, I ride her around the barn. But she dose have some per training but she's got issues with the saddle. After you get it on her she's fine, she look's like she's been pinched before by the girth and some people might had beatin her while dealing with the saddle
     
    06-13-2012, 12:57 AM
  #17
Foal
Kinda is when she's got the extreme mustang compition in Aug, and I don't have a horse trailer plus just losing my job to transport her to. Plus I just found out that im pergent. So you guy's if you know of a trainer on her have them message me. Cause this really isnt helping me out at all. Not to be a witch.
     
    06-13-2012, 01:03 AM
  #18
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Cherie    
We always called them the 'Walter Farley Kids'. You love a horse and you are good to it and it would never hurt you. It will save you when needed, will drag you out of the burning barn and will attack your enemies -- well -- maybe not.
Hey, I admit I am one of those! The Black Stallion is the BEST horse movie of all-time. I grew up on it. Maybe it's not the most realistic but how many people has it brought into horse ownership? I know it did me. No one in my family owned horses, at least when I was growing up. So I don't know...... without The Black I probably wouldn't be a horse owner. And my first and second horses were Arabians. Probably not a coincidence although I was open to all breeds when shopping.

Actually, the best trail horse I have ever owned is a BLM Mustang. But I bought him for his wonderful training and honest disposition. They can make outstanding horses, but like all horses they need a good trainer.
     
    06-13-2012, 01:06 AM
  #19
Foal
Ummm half these movie you guy's are talking about I do not know. So that really dosent help me much
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    06-13-2012, 01:13 AM
  #20
Trained
Mustanglover, no one can give you a miracle cure via the internet. Get yourself a trainer to help, or put her out in the paddock before you get killed.
I assume 'pergent' refers to pregnant, if so - even more reason to get up, and think of solultions. You are putting up barrier after barrier here to suggestions you are getting - maybe its time to help yourself now instead of expecting to sit back and have a miracle thrown at you.
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