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post #31 of 38 Old 03-26-2013, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Foxhunter View Post
Mind you, I cannot see me being able to rope a steer off an English saddle!
would make for an interesting dally
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post #32 of 38 Old 04-18-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all! Sorry for the late response. I actually haven't gone and worked with this filly again. The Owner keeps cancelling at the last minute and I refuse to work there alone... I drive by the house everyday on my way to and from school, and it doesn't look like they have been doing any of the work I told them to do until I was able to go and actually get a loop around her.

In other news, I've also taken on a few more horse jobs. I am giving lessons and doing some finishing training for a family with a QH and a MFT (Who is too much horse for their daughters) and also going to work with an EXTREMELY buddy sour appaloosa tomorrow.! :)

Between these 3 jobs alone and working 40 hour weeks in construction I am in for a busy summer! :)
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post #33 of 38 Old 04-18-2013, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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^ The family with the two horses are in my 4H Club and I am going to be "taking the daughters under my wing" and showing them everything about horses. They hired me to put the first rides on these horses (as a refresher course) as they were rescues and unable to be ridden when acquired. The QH is great. The MFT is perfect in the roundpen, but very very sour and speedy outside, but I am sure a few long trail rides and a bit change will get him turned around.

As for the Sour Appaloosa...I've been told that he "attacks" other horses when they're around "his" mare (pasture mate)...So I am guessing he is proud cut? I am going to assess the situation tomorrow as his owner sounds a little inexperienced.

I know how to help rid the buddy sour issues (work them hard and fast together, and let them rest away from eachother.) As for the "aggressiveness"... I'm not so sure about...
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post #34 of 38 Old 04-19-2013, 05:53 AM
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Do whatever it takes to get halter off.

And the more these owners tiptoe around about getting anything constructive done with this horse? The more drawn out it will be.

After getting halter off? I'd wash my hands of this one.

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post #35 of 38 Old 04-19-2013, 08:01 PM
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Thanks for the update. Doesn't sound good for the horse, does it?

It looks like a busy summer for you. At least the family of the 4-H girls are supportive of the girls' projects. It will be rewarding to help them become better horsewomen.

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post #36 of 38 Old 04-23-2013, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yes as soon as the halter comes off I'm done with this family probably. They just aren't serious enough about it and I refuse to be alone on their property for liability reasons.
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post #37 of 38 Old 04-23-2013, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by EthanQ View Post
What my plans are is to haul her to my place and remove the halter and yet put a larger one and a leadrope. While she is in the chute ill rub her down and feed her and such to work with the calming. The family is going to keep her in the roundpen until she calms for them after this long procedure.
It would scare me to have it growing into her. If you can get her in a trailer, then you can get her in a confined spaceon their place, or even just in the trailer where she is apt to poke her nose out? If the halter is that tight, I would think about what tool I was going to utilize to get it off...something like a tried and tested seatbelt cutter comes to mind. If it were me, I would not put another halter on a horse that is spooky and hard to handle unless it had a leather crown, or was all leather.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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post #38 of 38 Old 04-24-2013, 02:56 PM
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If the halter is growing into the horse's face, then they have not rescued the horse at all.

If I was not working with the horse myself, and they kept cancelling, I would call animal control (if you have one) and report the horse as having an issue with the halter. I have to say.. allowing that to continue because they don't want to traumatize the horse with tranqs is as cruel as not rescuing the horse at all.

A stall and the only time the horse eats is when a person hands them feed usually cures this sort of problem pretty quick.

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