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post #11 of 14 Old 03-03-2013, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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I have a round pen that I have been working with him in. He isn't to bad about getting in your space when I am lunging him.

He had a few more issues that I forgot to ask about. Number one he is buddy sour but only when he is in the woods or when I take my other horse in the woods. He is also very impatient about being tied up, he wiggles all over and acts like a idiot. I was wondering if just leaving him tied up in the cross ties while I do barnwork and just ignoring him.

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post #12 of 14 Old 03-03-2013, 10:56 PM
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I have a round pen that I have been working with him in. He isn't to bad about getting in your space when I am lunging him.

He had a few more issues that I forgot to ask about. Number one he is buddy sour but only when he is in the woods or when I take my other horse in the woods. He is also very impatient about being tied up, he wiggles all over and acts like a idiot. I was wondering if just leaving him tied up in the cross ties while I do barnwork and just ignoring him.
None of my horses are buddy sour, I take one out at a time and let them graze in the yard.......I know my mare was, she's now 11 but I can ride her out by herself for the past couple of years. It was a battle of wills! Spice will stop and refuse to move forward, it took us 1 1/2 hours to go 1/3 mile!! She doesn't buck or rear, you just have to be patient and stick to your guns!
As for tying up, I have a patience pole and I have 5 horses, one boarder and all of them tie up nicely. I also have aussie tie rings (through Clinton Anderson's site) that if a horse is claustraphobic about being tied by not standing still it helps with that. I would definetly tie your horse up while you do barnwork and ignore him, I'm not sure about on cross ties though, I've never used those.....

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post #13 of 14 Old 03-03-2013, 11:13 PM
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A lot of times, I will simply tie my horses up and left them stand there for hours at a time. I call it "patience therapy" . I would suggest what the others have been saying- get after him and get after him hard! Relax a bit when he has full attention on you, and is doing exactly what you say so he can digest the difference. If I tell them to stop, and they get antsy and paying attention to other thing I usually decide to use that time to work on "backing" since it kinda throws them of their guard (I start light, as usual, but it turns more dramatic in a matter of a couple of seconds , so if they aren't paying attention the have an "oh ****" moment and pay a lot more attention. (I did that to my mare yesterday- she decided to go in lala land, she went back so quick to play catch up her legs couldn't keep up, lol, and she ended up sitting on the ground... But, she was paying attention a lot better!)
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post #14 of 14 Old 03-04-2013, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I will look into the aussie tie rings and leaving him for a while. I think your idea about him being buddy sour is a good idea and I will work with him more it has just been kinda rainy lately.

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