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post #1 of 6 Old 07-16-2009, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Rude Pasture mates!

I was unsure about where to put this...but here we go.

As many of you know, I have a new horse and he is wonderful. But his pasture mates aren't.

Timmy has since learned to follow me around the pasture and follow me out of the gate. He then waits for me to close the gate like a good little horse.

But when it comes to putting him back into his pasture. I run into lots of trouble. His pasture mates crowd the gate and Timmy refuses to go back in. I can't get his pasture mates to move at all. And last night they just all come out at me and I had to have someone else help me. I can't even persuade Timmy with food to go in. He just pulls his head up and rapidly backs away.

I don't know what to do. Does anyone have any ideas about what I can do about his "friends"? Thanks I really apperciate it.
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-16-2009, 04:25 PM
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Bring an extra lead rope and start swinging
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-16-2009, 04:33 PM
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yup agree with 1dog3cats17rodents, you gotta do what you gotta do to get them out of the way and they don't need to be that close anyway. You need to keep yourself safe as well so you do what you need to do to move them. Good luck!
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-16-2009, 04:44 PM
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Second the extra lead rope or even better a big lounge whip. You do whatever you need to do! Scatter the herd with a whip then lead your guy in. Be careful the first time you crack a whip or swing a lead rope your guy might pull be so be ready.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-16-2009, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking about getting a lunge whip. Haha...I just bought one a few days ago too. I just don't want to scare my horse. He seems to trust me and I don't want to lose that trust becaue of some pushy horses, who don't have any manners.

Thanks guys.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-16-2009, 07:53 PM
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Agreed...try to scatter them some how and then bring Timmy in. Bring a treat with you for Timmy so he knows he was a good boy and it doesn't scare him. Be careful!!
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