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    07-13-2011, 06:38 AM
  #1
Foal
Unhappy Really struggling!

I got Olive my cob last Monday she was really nice and caring for the 1st 2 days but then she totally changed her tune and turned aggressive . Whenever I go to her paddock she comes straight over to the gate but then when she realises its me her ears immediatley go back and she starts snorting at me and turns her back on me. I was told to help gain your horses trust to walk them round their paddock, I tried this and she charged towards me and started rearing I put my hands up for her to calm down and she did so I took her leadrope off and walked away and sat down in the corner of her field. When I get into her paddock she turns her back on me and if I walk round towards her head she lets me get to her neck then turns her back again. I walked her out her paddock yesterday and she started throwing another paddy trying to bite me and turning her back on me so I had to get her back into her paddock before she ran loose around the barracks. Went to change her rug today and she wouldnt let me go near her. And she went to charge at me again. To be quite honest.....im s**t scared of her! I don't know if this is dominence or just pure aggression towards me, I have been told to try some join up on her but I don't have a circle paddock or a school I can do it in only large grass paddocks. Does anyone else have any ideas what I can do? I don't want to be scared of her! Please help
     
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    07-13-2011, 07:34 AM
  #2
Trained
Oh my! Please get some help with her before she hurts you. In the meantime, carry a whip and if she charges you, use it! This is pretty dangerous, in fact, don't go in with her until someone is around to help you. The forum is beyond of the realm of helping with this dangerous problem.
     
    07-13-2011, 07:35 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Get rid of her!
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    07-13-2011, 08:04 AM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by mbender    
Get rid of her!
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That is not the answer to every horse problem, you can work with a horse to make it more enjoyable for both parties.


Em; you have lost the respect of this horse, and now she is winning because you are becoming afraid. It seems to me like you need to hire a trainer and work on these problems NOW.

Carry around a lunge whip just as waresbear suggested untill you find a trainer you are comfortable with; also
As a saftey precaution wear your helmet around the horse if you go into the
Paddock.

I think you have taken her out of her comfort zone and she is not happy;
She is either frightened or being disrespectful - im guessing she's being
Disrespectful.

Is there a reason that she has changed her respect level with you?
Did you do something to upset her, or hurt her with out knowing it?

I do suggest getting a trainer, or someone who is more experienced in horses
To solve the problem, horses are ment to be fun - not a hassle.
     
    07-13-2011, 08:10 AM
  #5
Green Broke
First off how old is the OP? Second, does she have a trainer? From what I'm reading this animal is beyond her control and a danger. Will take someone with confidence and experience to get this animal under control. Do you want to take the time to fix a dangerous animal or do you want a gentler animal? The decision is up to you. In my opinion, she has only had her for a very short period of time and formed no bond.

Either take the time and $$$ to help this animal or get rid of it and get something that won't attack you.
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    07-13-2011, 08:26 AM
  #6
Yearling
I am with mbender on this one. This is much more than being hard to catch or a bit stubborn under saddle. A horse that I was afraid to go into it's paddock because it may hurt me would not stay long. Either get her to a trainer, or get rid of her.
I know many people who have imperfect horses who may disrespct them on some level, but this is not just disrespect, it is aggression.
     
    07-13-2011, 08:59 AM
  #7
Weanling
Get rid of her or have someone come over that is not afraid to deal with her bad attitude and knows what they are doing.
Don't put yourself at risk. Disrespectful horses are very dangerous.
     
    07-13-2011, 10:02 AM
  #8
Weanling
Get a mentor, someone to come over & show you how to handle her & put her back in her place.

Please don't go to her alone any more! Have someone with you!
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    07-13-2011, 10:39 AM
  #9
Weanling
Is it possible that she was drugged when you went to check her out? I have seen this happen before where a person really wants to get rid of an aggressive horse so they give it some sort of sedative to calm it down when somebody comes to look at it and then when they get it home it is completely different. This happened to a friend of mine and unfortunately even after a professional trainer she had to get rid of the horse.
     
    07-13-2011, 06:35 PM
  #10
Trained
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Originally Posted by LynnF    
Is it possible that she was drugged when you went to check her out? I have seen this happen before where a person really wants to get rid of an aggressive horse so they give it some sort of sedative to calm it down when somebody comes to look at it and then when they get it home it is completely different. This happened to a friend of mine and unfortunately even after a professional trainer she had to get rid of the horse.
This sounds like the most likely cause of her sudden personality change. Regardless of how it happened, please bring in an experienced horse trainer to work with her and show you how to work with her as well. While it might cost a few bucks, it's still far cheaper than an ER bill.
     

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