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post #1 of 5 Old 04-30-2008, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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New Horse, young and starting from scratch

Just wondering if anyone has any sugestions or tips that I could use to train my mare, she's my first horse, and only 4 years old, but she's already been abused, and she's really scared at just about everything and anything. We started working with her on the ground around things that scare her like simple cavelette poles and pole bending poles. If you have any segustions or helpful tips that would be woderful! Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-30-2008, 04:31 AM
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Not a whole lot of information to go off of here. If you haven't done this before, I'd consult a trainer, they are invaluable, especially working with a horse who already has already been handed the short straw when it comes to humans, from the sounds of it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-30-2008, 04:26 PM
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It takes a lot of time to do this. And for your first time and horse, do not do it alone. I'd get a trainer.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-30-2008, 06:00 PM
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do a lot of bonding ... just spend time with her and then when the scary things come, she will be more willing to do them for you because she feels comfortable with you. I have a 4 yr old and i have noticed that she runs to me when in any time of need ... anywho lots of treats, brushing and love!

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-30-2008, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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I have done some training with horses but not starting from total scratch, and I have found a trainer that I have been working with for the past couple of days. And she absolutly love treats... at least the ones she likes, she's reather picky! Thanks!
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