11-19-2011, 12:19 PM
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Thankyou! I only put she hates me as a good title, I know she doesnt really! I will keep your ideas in mind, thanks again.
Originally Posted by Mike Zimmerman
First off you're horse doesn't hate you, she is just a foal and doesn't know anything about how she is expected to act until you show her. Of course she's going to panic when she's tied, she doesn't know what being tied is. I'd first make sure she leads well and respects the halter. Then when you do tie her make sure it's a safe place where she can't get hurt. It's okay to let her struggle and figure things out, just be close by if she does get into trouble. I wouldn't worry about the feet until you get her tieing well.
When dealing with her out in the field I'd take a horsmanship flag or a lunge whip with you, if you have the whip hold the lash with the handle so it's essentially a long stick. When she turns her rear to you send her away. Don't hit her and don't chase her! Just wave it at her rearend to let her know that's unacceptable behavior. Approach her again if she puts her but to you send her away and do it again until she faces you. This may take some time but it's a valuable lesson for her.
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