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post #11 of 23 Old 01-07-2008, 07:33 PM
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my baby has those same issues! She paws for attention though. I'll be grooming her and she will be totally fine, but as soon as I walk away and give my attention to something else, she starts pawing! Like Kyani's horse, as soon as you look at her she stops and looks all innocent! She just started doing it so I ignore if for now, but we'll see.

As for the mouthyness...chances are he's teething or curious. Like spirithorse said don't punish him, just don't let it get out of hand :)
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post #12 of 23 Old 01-07-2008, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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oh ya! I never thought about the teething part....that would make a lot of sense now that I think about it...
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post #13 of 23 Old 01-07-2008, 09:15 PM
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Well, I'll give you some actual advice. I tie my horse up. He has a chain stuck to his stall wall and after I ride, he get's tied. At big shows our routine is thus: tie for 30 mins, lunge for 30 mins, ride for 30 mins.

He doesn't come off until he is standing relaxed. He doesn't really cause problems, I just do it because it improves his overall manner.
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post #14 of 23 Old 01-07-2008, 09:25 PM
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Well, I'll give you some actual advice. I tie my horse up. He has a chain stuck to his stall wall and after I ride, he get's tied. At big shows our routine is thus: tie for 30 mins, lunge for 30 mins, ride for 30 mins.

He doesn't come off until he is standing relaxed. He doesn't really cause problems, I just do it because it improves his overall manner.
Sorry tim I can see it helping an adult horse who is just being impatient but not a yearling.


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post #15 of 23 Old 01-07-2008, 09:28 PM
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Yea Vida I understand your concern, but it's practices like that that tend to make the biggest impression on young horses.
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post #16 of 23 Old 01-07-2008, 09:41 PM
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Yea Vida I understand your concern, but it's practices like that that tend to make the biggest impression on young horses.
Guess I just enjoy standing there smacking them in the shins more


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post #17 of 23 Old 01-07-2008, 09:43 PM
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Guess I just enjoy standing there smacking them in the shins more
LOL, no I'm not saying you're wrong.

...or was that not supposed to be sarcastic?
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post #18 of 23 Old 01-07-2008, 09:52 PM
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Me sarcastic? *giggling* yes that was what that was... I think.


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OoOoOoOoh

...awkward :roll:
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post #20 of 23 Old 01-07-2008, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! Tim your opinions are always honest (I think) and very interesting! Hehe

I will see what works best for me taking into account all the advice
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