Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southern California
• Horses: 0
Haha yeah, I can relate. My peruvian is "nuts". She actually belongs to my neighbors, but she's pretty much turned into my horse because I'm the only one that can ride her. She HATES men, like, deathly terrified of men, she's too aggressive for little kids (nor does she like little kids), and anybody who isn't a man or a little kid hates her because she has no interest in being friendly and she's really spooky and jumpy.
She's extremely independent and stand off-ish. She's not one of your friendly in-everybodys-face horses, so that makes it very difficult for people to bond to her. I'll admit, I didn't even like her when I first started riding her. I thought she was a stubborn you-know-what and I could hardly catch her...She'd even threaten to kick, she was barn sour, she occasionally bucked, I could hardly get the bridle on because she hates having her ears touched, and you tell her to go and she'd just practically take off. Probably not a good way to describe it, but she'd take off quickly into one of her faster paces, so fast that I'd almost fall off her.
I continued anyway and insisted that she interact with me and she's finally started to come along. She'll walk up to me and I have no issues walking right up to her and snapping a lead rope on. She's still a very nervous horse because of her past abuse from a previous owner (most likely a man), but we're making progress.
My horse has other problems because of the abuse, so I'm actually having to practically retrain her (bad training is no better than no training, either way the horse doesn't understand what you want). She's also much younger, 8 years about, and high strung. But I bet if you insist your horse interact and do what you want and don't give up, he'll start to come around too.
Last edited by PeruvianEquine; 08-03-2010 at 07:04 PM.