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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Yep, Branhaman is one of the only trainers I'll give an ear to without turning out the second his mouth opens.
I think the yellow colt (I've never called a horse yellow before him...he literally is yellow! Lol) could have been helped too, but only under the hand of a VERY strict trainer, AFTER being gelded...and I'm not sure I would ever trust him even after many months of training. That colt knows that, at some point, he could get away with aggression, so if an owner down the road...maybe one that doesn't know his history, were to give in to him just a LITTLE BIT, he might become that horse again, and someone could be severely hurt. I know because I have a mare who was aggressive. Not as bad as him, but enough to make her bare her teeth and run at people she was afraid of instead of back down. 3 1/2 years later I still have to be very careful not to let anyone without leadership abilities around her, because she immediately knows and tries to take advantage of them. It starts with poopy face looks at them, then nipping the air, then trying to actually nip them...and it just keeps getting worse from there.
And if he was returned to that lady, well, lets just say she needs a few CTJMs before she ought to even own one horse, much less a 'rehabbing' colt with severe aggression problems.
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