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  • How to separate horses that are buddy sour ?

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    04-02-2012, 02:23 PM
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Foal
my horses are buddy sour, and cant be alone help!

I have three horses. Two of them I got at the same time from the same person! I cannot seperate them with out them freaking out! It has made it very diffucult to ride/work on at a time. If I leave moe in a stall and buck in the pasture, moe will pace around the stall for hours on end working himself in a full sweat and starts shaking and pooping. I am worried that will cause damage to him. I also can't put them in seperate pastures because they gallop the fence line almost chashing into it. What do I do? Do I just keep them seperate a few days and suck it up and hope nothing bad happens? I also have a new horse and he is fine alone or together. It is. Moe and buck who have the need for each other!

I want to be able to ride without them concerned where there friend is!

I also don't want them attached to the new horse!

Right now I have moe the ottb in the pasture alone, and buck and the new horse are in their stalls in the barn. Moe is galloping around the small pasture and buck is pacing and whinnining in his stall
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    04-02-2012, 02:36 PM
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Green Broke
I wouldn't put one in a stall and others in a field... That is just mean. Put them in separate pastures and let them deal with it. Also take one for a walk to help with the separation. Leave them in different pastures until they calm down, then try the walking. Going a little farther each walk.
     
    04-02-2012, 02:56 PM
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Foal
If I were to put them in seperate pastures they would still be able to see each other, which creates the problem. I want to be able to take one on a trail ride with out having to worry about the one I am leaving home.
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    04-02-2012, 03:48 PM
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Weanling
I would do seperate areas. One in stall and one in pasture. Or even better get one off the propery for a while. Then when they get back togeather keep it up. Take one away a few times a week.
     
    04-02-2012, 03:52 PM
  #5
Foal
Personnaly I would just put him in the stall and just let them fidget about it because eventually they will get over it. If you don't want to do that then just saddle up one horse and take him out to where the other horse is and put him to work just outside the pasture where his buddy is at.

The key for this is you have to really put him to work and get a good sweat on to the point that he is starting to get a bit tired andthen just start walking him away from his buddy. If he wants to turn around and go back then let him and once you get back to his buddy put him back to work. Do circles at a trott/lope, stop roll back, lope off the other way. Make being by his buddy lots of work and not an enjoyable experience at all. It takes some time and lots of work for your horse but after a bit he will begin to associate his pal with work and probably won't want to hang out as much.

This would work even better if you could find someone that could ride your other horse and maybe a couple of other riders as well then just do the same thing in an arena. Let the two budedy up if they want but as soon as they do put them to work and then walk them away from each other and let them rest.

Good luck and remember that in order for this to work you will need to really get your horses feet moving and mind engaged.
     
    04-02-2012, 05:23 PM
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Green Broke
Not to be mean but this has to be said. Your horses do not look to you as their leader. They do not feel safe with you. It is human nature for us to not want them to suffer or get hurt, let alone damage property.

Just like we have to teach a child that is attached to a pacifier or blanket, they will be ok without them. It takes some tough or rough times but they do make it through. With a child, you display confidence and show them love to help them. You have to do the same with horses. Don't let them see you're nervous and scared that they are going to react.

Since we can't verbally assure the horses, it may take some extreme measures or tough love. It may take tying one up away from the others for a few hours at a time. Only return them to the others when the one tied is calm and relaxed while being tied, which may take several hours the first few times. Working them next to the others and letting them rest away from them works also. Taking them on walks away from the others and increase their safety zone or comfort zone, just try to keep their focus on you and not back on the others.

Good luck with it because it won't be easy, not at first but it will get better if you stay consistent and confident.
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    04-02-2012, 05:42 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by HanginH    
Personnaly I would just put him in the stall and just let them fidget about it because eventually they will get over it. If you don't want to do that then just saddle up one horse and take him out to where the other horse is and put him to work just outside the pasture where his buddy is at.

The key for this is you have to really put him to work and get a good sweat on to the point that he is starting to get a bit tired andthen just start walking him away from his buddy. If he wants to turn around and go back then let him and once you get back to his buddy put him back to work. Do circles at a trott/lope, stop roll back, lope off the other way. Make being by his buddy lots of work and not an enjoyable experience at all. It takes some time and lots of work for your horse but after a bit he will begin to associate his pal with work and probably won't want to hang out as much.

This would work even better if you could find someone that could ride your other horse and maybe a couple of other riders as well then just do the same thing in an arena. Let the two budedy up if they want but as soon as they do put them to work and then walk them away from each other and let them rest.

Good luck and remember that in order for this to work you will need to really get your horses feet moving and mind engaged.
I think I will continue to leave one at a time in the barn away from his buddies and try new turnout groups leaving a diffent horse alone in pasture each day, as well as the suggestion to keep working them and getting their mind engaged and focused on me and not the buddy.
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    04-02-2012, 07:07 PM
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Foal
8 know I am too gentle with my horses...I just am so worried they will get hurt or something. I want to tie one up where he can't see the others. I am worried when I do tie one away from the other he is going to freak and pull back, I am worried he will break his neck or hurt himself somehow trying to get to his friend. I want to bite the bullet and just do it so I can break them of this, I just want some reassurance it will be the best thing to do for them.

I want to be able to go trail riding with friends but I can't with the way the have been acting. I apperciate all the suggestions to change their behavoir :)
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    04-02-2012, 07:27 PM
  #9
Weanling
I'd tie them both as far away from eachother as possible. Or tie one and ride the other.
     
    04-02-2012, 07:37 PM
  #10
Green Broke
They needed to be weaned. Nothing wrong with 1 in a stall and the other outside but ideally I would take one off property for a longer period of time
     

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