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        02-12-2012, 10:14 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    She doesn't like anything XD lol!
    Tonight I went out just to feed her. She met me at the fence for food, took a treat and then walked off. I let her. But yes, she get's fed in the field.
         
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        02-12-2012, 10:20 PM
      #22
    Yearling
    Another thing you can try to get her more interested in you is teach her a simple trick, like giving kisses. My mare learned how to give a kiss with the cue of me putting a hand behind my back and leaning slightly forwards in about 15 minutes, but I've had others take a couple sessions before they pick it up consistantly. Maybe she wants to be intrigued. She may end up not being a people horse at all, but hopefully that won't be the case!
         
        02-12-2012, 10:26 PM
      #23
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by trainerunlimited    
    Another thing you can try to get her more interested in you is teach her a simple trick, like giving kisses. My mare learned how to give a kiss with the cue of me putting a hand behind my back and leaning slightly forwards in about 15 minutes, but I've had others take a couple sessions before they pick it up consistantly. Maybe she wants to be intrigued. She may end up not being a people horse at all, but hopefully that won't be the case!
    BAH! The BO has been feeding on a wacky schedule and it has been very windy. Could that be making her act up? Still doesn't explain her hating me, but it could explain her buttheaded-ness. Or maybe she just had a bad day, and I took it too personally. =/ idk!
         
        02-13-2012, 01:10 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    I have a wacky feeding schedule and rather like it, my horses never know if I'm coming outside to catch em or feed em, lol. I feed anywhere from in between 6-11am and about the same time frame at night as well.

    The wind may be making her feel spunky and since she hasn't known you for very long, she may not be attached, so may be playing some games. Geez, I've had so many horses make me walk around the whole pasture trying to catch them!

    Another thing you could try is the pen all the horses up in a smaller pen in the pasture at feeding time, so they are used to going in one area, then snatch her up from in there!
         
        02-13-2012, 02:25 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by trainerunlimited    
    I have a wacky feeding schedule and rather like it, my horses never know if I'm coming outside to catch em or feed em, lol. I feed anywhere from in between 6-11am and about the same time frame at night as well.

    The wind may be making her feel spunky and since she hasn't known you for very long, she may not be attached, so may be playing some games. Geez, I've had so many horses make me walk around the whole pasture trying to catch them!

    Another thing you could try is the pen all the horses up in a smaller pen in the pasture at feeding time, so they are used to going in one area, then snatch her up from in there!

    Yes, I agree. What I need to do is get her attached to me, thanks so much for all the info!
         
        02-13-2012, 02:29 PM
      #26
    Trained
    The horse is not broke, not working hard and getting grained twice a day?? I would first and foremost put a stop to that. Second of all, no treats except when you are catching her, then she may have one or two and that is all.
    I think you are overfeeding and spoiling her. She needs to be working for her food.

    The harder I work my horses, the more respect they give me. They get very few hand treats. I also have high expectations on how they behave on the ground, and undersaddle. However I do not discipline them, instead I use a correct and reward system. I also board and my horse is fed by other people every day.

    Good luck with your horse!
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        02-13-2012, 05:29 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    The horse is not broke, not working hard and getting grained twice a day?? I would first and foremost put a stop to that. Second of all, no treats except when you are catching her, then she may have one or two and that is all.
    I think you are overfeeding and spoiling her. She needs to be working for her food.

    The harder I work my horses, the more respect they give me. They get very few hand treats. I also have high expectations on how they behave on the ground, and undersaddle. However I do not discipline them, instead I use a correct and reward system. I also board and my horse is fed by other people every day.

    Good luck with your horse!
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    The horse is a rescue that Nherr hasn't had very long, she was thin when she got her, so she is graining her to get her back up to par.
         
        02-13-2012, 05:49 PM
      #28
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by trainerunlimited    
    The horse is a rescue that Nherr hasn't had very long, she was thin when she got her, so she is graining her to get her back up to par.
    Sorry I did not know that :P however, I still stand by what I said, and if she has to be grained choose a low NSC feed which will digest like forage, but add calories. She might also need to be fed in a way which she has to work for her food (I know this is hard in a herd setting though) like out of a milk jug with holes punched in it. Or top dress her hay with the pellets. Anything that gets the feed out of a bucket that it is no longer a "treat".
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        02-13-2012, 06:37 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    The horse is not broke, not working hard and getting grained twice a day?? I would first and foremost put a stop to that. Second of all, no treats except when you are catching her, then she may have one or two and that is all.
    I think you are overfeeding and spoiling her. She needs to be working for her food.

    The harder I work my horses, the more respect they give me. They get very few hand treats. I also have high expectations on how they behave on the ground, and undersaddle. However I do not discipline them, instead I use a correct and reward system. I also board and my horse is fed by other people every day.

    Good luck with your horse!
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    The horse is 2, a rescue and not at an ideal weight. She is going to be on this feeding schedule for a while. I believe this is best for her, as does my vet. She does get worked regulary, but not hard work. 3-5x a week lunging.

    She gets treats when I catch her, and when I release her.

    I do not believe there is anything wrong with her diet.
         
        02-13-2012, 06:40 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    Sorry I did not know that :P however, I still stand by what I said, and if she has to be grained choose a low NSC feed which will digest like forage, but add calories. She might also need to be fed in a way which she has to work for her food (I know this is hard in a herd setting though) like out of a milk jug with holes punched in it. Or top dress her hay with the pellets. Anything that gets the feed out of a bucket that it is no longer a "treat".
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    I am personally a fan of supplements and good feeds. She is on purina junior and strategy mixed. 3lbs 2x a day and gets chased off of some of that, so lets say everyday she gets 4lbs total. That is not a lot. She is a baby, she is growing. I'll buy her whatever nurtients she needs.

    The vet says this is good for her for now.
    Interesting concept on the feeding though.

    No problem :)
         

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