TB Mare with Behaviour Problems?!?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

TB Mare with Behaviour Problems?!?

This is a discussion on TB Mare with Behaviour Problems?!? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Thoroughbred mares that have behavior problems
  • Tb horse behaviour

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-27-2010, 01:00 AM
  #1
Foal
Exclamation TB Mare with Behaviour Problems?!?

I have a OTT 5yr old TB Mare who has a few behavior issues, for starters she hates being touched around her girth area, especially with a girth strap. She will pin her ears back and try to bite my arm off, as well as cow-kicking when I tighten the girth.

I have had her checked out by a vet and a chiropractor and nothing came up, she is a really sweet mare in the paddock, it is only when I try to saddle her up that this behavior is shown. Her saddle has also been professionally fitted.

I haven't ridden her yet as she needs to be re broken but it is just the issues with the cow-kicking and biting.

The only other issue she has is with her hind hooves. She will not allow her hind hooves to be picked out. When you go to pick up her hind legs she will kick out, move and try to pull the leg out of your hand. It is nearly impossible to keep a hold. I have trained her to lift her legs by me tapping her leg with a dressage whip and that has worked great, but she is still yet to let me life her legs.

Any suggestions out there? Sorry for long post by the way :)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    11-27-2010, 01:23 AM
  #2
Banned
For the cinchiness...get a massage therapist out. She may have a muscle spasm in her girth area that is causing her pain.

Did you vet do any tests for ulcers? I hear they are very common in OTTB's. That can cause cinchiness and cowkicking.
     
    11-27-2010, 01:31 AM
  #3
Foal
Yeah a close friend had a similar problem like mine and it turned out to be ulcers, from what the vet could tell me she has nothing medically wrong that could be causing this behavior. Thanks for your reply by the way.

Any advice if it is just a simple behavior problem? Like ways to train her out of the bad behavior??
     

Tags
biting, cow-kicking, girthy, mare, problems

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problems with my mare. Requiem Horse Training 7 10-18-2010 01:53 AM
problems with my mare, please HELPP! samskye347 Horse Training 27 09-05-2009 07:37 PM
Filly and Mare Problems Liv Horse Breeding 0 01-05-2009 02:56 AM
Mare with bathroom problems.....not for the squimish. DGW1949 Horse Health 0 10-28-2007 10:04 PM
Does one breed always have the same behaviour problems? Eventer Gal Horse Breeding 6 07-31-2007 12:57 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0