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post #1 of 85 Old 07-06-2012, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Super Bad and Dangerous Horse

I recently bought a 12 year ols arabian named Bella, And she was the sweetest horse I have ever seen in my whole life, she was like my doll, she would do anything for me and she respected me in every way. now she is a compleatly differnet horse. now she is dangerous, disrespectful, and she thinks she is the boss.

It takes me like 20 minutes to catch her, and i dont chase her, its like she is saying"Na,Na,Na,Na you cant catch me!!" and is playing a game to piss me off.

She breaks the crossties every time she is tied up, but she does not panic, she just breaks them because she knows she can.

it takes forerver to put her bridle on she bobs her head to avoid the bridle and it is very difficult to get the headstall over her head, and when i eventually do i have to FORCE the bit into her mouth, i tried the finger-in-the-mouth thing but it does not work, and i have also tried to hold a lil treat above the bit to encourage her to open her mouth and it worked a few times and now she wont fall for it.

EVERY time I bring her to the mounting block she swings her butt around and turns to avoid me getting on her. and it is immpossible to keep her put. I have tried bringing her to the wall so she doesnt turn but instead she bolts forward. I also got someone to hold her but she still wont stay put.

when I put my foot in the stirrup to mount without the block, she turns and wont let me get on, she pivots around. And sometimes she stays put and when i stand in the stirrup she steps to the side ir runs off, sometimes she doesnt do that but when i sit doun and lean to put my foot in the stirrup she runs sideways, rears, bucks and does anything she can to throw me off.

When i ride her bareback she turns away from the mounting block and when i finally get on her she bucksand rears to throw me off.

when i try to lunge her i swing the line around to get her going, but she does not move, i do the same with the whip but it doesnt work. and i tap her with it but she doesnt move. sometimes she makes me sooo mad that i whip her with it and then i regret it. even when i whip her SHE DOES NOT CARE!!!.

once she was fine with me mounting and when i leaned to put the stirrup in she bolted as fast as she could, (she is a super fast arab) and she would not stop, the more i pulled and yelled the faster she ran, i didnt have my feet in the stirrup and i was flying like a noodle, and fell and got slammed into the fence pole, broke my arm, cracked my hand, and broke my fingers. i got bruised on my face and my back. it was one of my worst falls.

PLEASE HELP!!! she is like a different horse. she doesent respect me anymore and i never abused her. She thinks she is the boss, and she walks all over me. Do you think it can be my size? I am 13 years old 5'3 and 98 lbs. and she thinks that she is bigger so she could boss me around? and i cant say i am a beginner because i have had 3 horses of my own:) I dont know if this will help but i ride western. and i do not think she was ever abused her old owners are very educated people.

she was perfect the first 3 weeks or so but now she is very bad and disrespectful.

what can i do to reverse all of this and bring everything back to normal
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post #2 of 85 Old 07-06-2012, 09:55 PM
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It sounds like the horse has your ticket and you need to have your parents get professional help before you get seriously hurt or killed.

I hate to say it, but you need to leave her alone until a trainer comes in and helps you both. Seriously. This is what I'd tell my own daughter. She's picked battles that you don't have the experience or strength to win and she's going to do it until someone makes her stop.

Where are your parents while she's doing this crap? Why haven't they put an end to it? If you were my daughter, you wouldn't be dealing with the horse at all until she has a serious CTJM or two.

What she's doing isn't because of 'abuse' she's simply being a horse and being top dog since she can get away with it.

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Do you know from her previous owners if she ever had issues with children? (You mentioned she might be responding to your small size) . Some horses are perfect angels around adults then turn into psychos when a child is around. Regardless of whether that's the case, she needs professional help before she hurts you worse than she already has. Good luck and be safe!
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post #4 of 85 Old 07-06-2012, 10:06 PM
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I totally agree ^^^^! I think if you keep this up you are going to get hurt , seriously hurt ! I would either get a trainer out and help or would get a new horse . I wouldn't be riding her anymore , but maybe just walk her around and brush her down. When did you get her? Have you tried contacting the previous owners to see if this is common for her?
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Possum's advice is spot on. You really need a trainer to address both the horse's and your issues.

There's a reason for why she's become disrespectful and unmanageable, and I'm fairly certain you're at the root of it. Not saying you're a horrible owner, just an inexperienced one.

Arabs are SMART, and even after 34 years of owning them, mine still sometimes surprise me with new ways to try and avoid working. It doesn't get them anywhere though, as I'm pretty versatile with convincing them their latest shenanigans won't stop me from riding.

You might also want to rule out pain from your tack, because even bareback she'll remember being hurt.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!

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post #6 of 85 Old 07-06-2012, 10:12 PM
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I might be wrong , but I thought arabians were hot heads so to speak ? I have never owned one before and I don't mean to offend anyone
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Nope she was a perfectly calm horse and went to shows with kids but im handleing her alone without supervision
thats why we bought her in the first place she was ridden by a 10 year old kid. but she had her parents with her. but the thing is she was a compleate angel
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she was a perfect horse for a month and then she changed overnight and its like she said" i dont have to listen to you so i wont"
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I don't know something just don't seem right and I fear for your safety . Maybe ask someone to come out and watch how you handle her that has alot of experience ....maybe a video of how she is acting ?
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My parents are at home, they say that they want to sell her and that she is too dangerous but i dont listen, i love her to bits i wanna keep her and fix it
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