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post #11 of 16 Old 10-28-2010, 10:43 PM
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Cori has it right. Treat them the same as you would any other horse. It may take some of them a bit longer to come around if they have been abused but just keep working with them and don't *****foot around.

Glad to hear that the owner seems to at least be trying to help you get it done.

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post #12 of 16 Old 10-28-2010, 11:33 PM
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I agree with corino; just because they are abuse/neglect cases, doesn't mean you treat them any differently than any other horse. Establish respect is first and foremost, especially if they are scared enough to want to fight, rather than run...just because they have been hurt in the past, doesn't mean you dwell there; you will get further by just treating them as if they have never been handled or trained before. With horses like these, I find I spend alot more time in the desensitization dept. Initially, mainly because they are afraid of everything that moves, or touches them. So I guess that's how I treat them differently...I don't want any horse being afraid of anything I am going to use on them, so for an abused horse, desesitization is HUGE. It may seem to take a while for them to go from being reactive to thinking minded, as well...but as far as behavior, and attitude, I don't make acceptions, just because they "may or may not" have ever been abused...kicking, biting, rearing, etc, is still dangerous to my health, just as much as it disrespectful from him. He's still a horse, treat him like a horse, not a broken china doll...he's already been "broken" once, don't keep him there.

Smrobs, I just have to say this...your avatar is adorable!!! Made my night...tehehe...

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post #13 of 16 Old 10-28-2010, 11:53 PM
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Thank you. That is my own personal LOLcat that nobody else has .

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post #14 of 16 Old 10-29-2010, 12:01 AM
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Yeah, I got one of those myself...

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The only thing harder to work with than an abused horse is a spoiled abused horse. Give them a purpose and treat them as you would any other horse.

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post #16 of 16 Old 10-29-2010, 12:08 AM
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I'll have to agree with that kevin...spoiled brats ARE the worst! I'd rather have a horse a little leary of what I am doing, than running over me out of blatant disrespect because that's what he's been "taught" to do...

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