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    12-20-2006, 12:52 PM
  #11
Foal
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Spend more time in the field with ur horse and when you give her Food
touch her in the same place so she associate it with being fed and then will like being touched because horses see eating a treats a pleasure


If you have any more trouble ask me I might be able to help
     
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    02-03-2007, 06:54 AM
  #12
Foal
I had this same problem when I bought my horse four years ago. To overcome the problem I sat in the middle of his paddock with a book and ignored him. In time he came over to see what I was doing. I carried on ignoring him until he touched me or nuzzled me 1st. Then I would stroke him once and go back to ignoring him. Over time if your horse thinks you arent interested or if he doesnt see you as a threat by keep trying to get near him he will learn to trust you and eventually come to you. My horse now comes to a call or a whistle every time!!

Xxx
     
    02-06-2007, 02:01 PM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by lownthwaite
I had this same problem when I bought my horse four years ago. To overcome the problem I sat in the middle of his paddock with a book and ignored him. In time he came over to see what I was doing. I carried on ignoring him until he touched me or nuzzled me 1st. Then I would stroke him once and go back to ignoring him. Over time if your horse thinks you arent interested or if he doesnt see you as a threat by keep trying to get near him he will learn to trust you and eventually come to you. My horse now comes to a call or a whistle every time!!

Xxx
That's awesome and what I would do also. If an owner has the time and patience to do this, it would be my first recommendation.
     
    02-08-2007, 07:39 AM
  #14
Foal
Ok you might not be into this stuff but it does help...
Try Natural HorseMan Ship, it really helps, you should look into it. The equipment can be quite costly but try getting some decent second hand stuff, I did it for the first year I had my horse and it really helped us to "connect" and she has been amazing ever since.
If your interested have a look at the sort of stuff that can be achieved with NHMS.
http://www.parelli.com/
Hope I was some help.
Leonora
     
    02-19-2007, 08:18 PM
  #15
Foal
Thanks guys!! Lots of help!! I started touching her while she ate which she could care less but if I called her up and did not have food thenshe would just mosey on her way. Would not stand to be petted not interested in me at all or wanting to do anything with me. She is better but not a whole lot. It's not that she well I don't know how to explaine it. It's like she thinks she is too good to be bothered by me. The old bat!! :P but she is better!! She will stand a bit for petting and grooming but not too long. But at least she does it a little. I have been working like crazy here lately so I haven't had the time i'd like with her but summer is coming and not fast enough for me!! And I don't work during the summer!! It's not that she's scared or unsure it's like she just didn not want anything to do with me. But she is better like I said.
     
    02-25-2007, 02:34 PM
  #16
Foal
Sit in her stable with her for half hour every day just talk to her then she gets to know you. After a while she will bond with you. Shewill let you stroke her if you move gentley close to her.
     

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