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post #21 of 48 Old 10-18-2010, 02:57 PM
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Maybe you are being misconstrued because you are implying that we are saying the pony is being aggressive towards humans. None of us did. We are all saying that it is wrong for the pony to kick when you are there no matter what. Period. You (the human) are the herd boss. Stupid pony should know not to kick, even at the other pony, when the herd boss is there controlling the situation.

No more to it than that.
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post #22 of 48 Old 10-18-2010, 03:25 PM
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..lol...yeah ok whatever....:roll:
No more to it than that...!

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Maybe you are being misconstrued because you are implying that we are saying the pony is being aggressive towards humans. None of us did. We are all saying that it is wrong for the pony to kick when you are there no matter what. Period. You (the human) are the herd boss. Stupid pony should know not to kick, even at the other pony, when the herd boss is there controlling the situation.

No more to it than that.
Exactly. There is NO acceptable reason for the pony to kick at ANYTHING while a human is in the vinicity.
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Exactly! I don't care what their reason is. It doesn't matter. They aren't allowed to behave aggressively towards anything when a human is in the paddock/pasture/stall/etc.

You shouldn't roll your eyes at that either. I know both MLS and AB have plenty of experience. Personally as I said I have a very horse aggressive gelding. He puts holes in other horses. I've seen him lunge 15 ft with very little warning and rip a hunk out of another horse.

He is not allowed to do that when I'm in the area. So he doesn't. It's as simple as that.


2nd ETA- Lady GaGa, I'm curious as to what your response would be here. Does it differ why the horse is kicking? How would you behave differently with the different horse reasons?

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One sharp verbal correct such as "HEY!" and a smack or sharp tug on the led is usually what I do. You need to do a lot of ground work to establish your hiarchy in the herd and to gain her respect.
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so its not acceptable for a horse to defend itself against an attack from a perceived threat of lets say a wild/stray dog if their is a human in the vicinity..?....Are you joking...!...

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There is no wild dog in this situation.

If I am stupid enough to get in kicking range while I wild dog is biting the back end of my horse that is more fault than the horses.

A wild dog is not part of our herd though, now is it?
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You dont get stray dogs/wild animals..?....
for a minute there i thought it was said it was never acceptable for the pony to kick no matter what in any circumstance....perhaps i misconstrued it..!.lol...I just love it when people back track on their statements....!!....rest my case...I am done...thx for the interesting back and forth though...x

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Alright Lady Ga Ga I'll bite.

I would not consider it accetable for my horses to kick me or to attack an animal while I am in the paddock. I have dogs, cats, ducks in my paddock all the time. I even have a dog that likes to "play" with the horses by chasing. They don't do that when I'm in the paddock.

My gun is a lot more effective than a hoof or teeth. They can also run away from the supposed "wild dog." They can do this without hurting me. In fact my horses do get scared, spook, do a 180, and run away while I am in the paddock right in the middle of them. They do not however run me over or run into each other. I'm fairly certian that their eyesight is good enough for them to see me and I know their aim is good enough to avoid me.

I'm not sure how many wild dogs you have running around in the UK, but here in the wilds of MN we've got a ton of coyotes and I wouldn't expect my horses to try and kill it while I'm there. If I allow it to happen is one thing, happening because they decide it's ok is another thing entirely. When I'm riding my horse isn't allowed to attack dogs either. UNLESS I point him at the dog and tell him to "get it."

Now can you please answer my question "2nd ETA- Lady GaGa, I'm curious as to what your response would be here. Does it differ why the horse is kicking? How would you behave differently with the different horse reasons? "
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Um, no, I do not get stray dogs or wild animals that cause my horses to kick at things.
I have foxes and coyotes, neither of which are an issue to my horses.

And honestly, no, it is not OK. I am just saying, in that situation if I am dumb enough to get back there it is my own darn fault.

Gaga, glad you are able to feel so superior. Sometimes those feelings are misplaced, but enjoy it if it is what you were trying for.
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