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        04-17-2009, 11:01 AM
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    Foal
    Question where do i go from here? retrain?

    Hi I bought a purebred stockhorse just before xmas, he's very friendly a little tempered/stubborn at times but when it comes to touching his ears its a struggle which also means trying to put a bridle on him takes a long time & a struggle but he is fine with a halter as I don't need to touch his ears. When I have ridden him he seems unsure of everything like he's unsure on what to do, i've only got as far as a trot & I have to really eg him on & give him a fair kick to get him moving. The guy that had him before me rode polocross. But at some stage in his life maybe he's been mistreated around the head area? Just wondering if there's anyone around melton area or around hamilton area vic that knows of any good trainers to put in some work with him as I don't have to much time due to having a son with a disability. I have weekends & the occassional during the week to put some work in with him if anyone could give me anything to try or any info that would be great
         
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        04-17-2009, 12:00 PM
      #2
    Foal
    I am not close or familiar with your area, but as far as the bridle goes, try lenghtening it pretty far to put it on, then put it back where it needs to be once it is on his had over his ears. It is really hard when you don't have as much tie as you would like/need. It would be great if you could find someone to help you with him! Good luck!
         
        04-18-2009, 02:19 AM
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    Foal
    Thanks heaps :) The only problems is im hoping to help him get over this problem rather than just working around it all the time
         
        04-18-2009, 03:25 AM
      #4
    Foal
    Don't know if its doable for you but theres a good guy up at Charlton. Did some work on one horse for me and is breaking in another. PM me if you want the details.:)
         
        04-18-2009, 09:12 AM
      #5
    Foal
    If you lengthen the bridle to get it over his ears, eventually you won't have to do it anymore. It will just help him relax a little bit and not be so nervous about it. You won't have to do it forever and I promise it will help. Just an idea! Good Luck!
         
        04-19-2009, 12:05 AM
      #6
    Foal
    Though I understand it's better to get something fixed then use "workarounds", but I used to have a mule that did not like to have her ears touched. Putting the bridle on was interesting to say the least. On Ebay I found her a special bridle with which it isn't necessary to go over her ears. I just looked and they still have it, it's $45 with shipping, not too bad... It's called a mule bridle, but I see no reason it couldn;t be used on a horse.
    Snap Over the Ear Mule Bridle DRUM DYED LEATHER - eBay (item 7226331715 end time Apr-25-09 17:14:36 PDT)
         
        04-19-2009, 10:20 PM
      #7
    Trained
    On horses who are touchy around the ears, dad handles the ears EVERY day when he feeds them. If they don't want their ears touched, they don't get the feed. At first it's only a quick rub, and gradually it progresses up to a full rub and tugging etc. It's always worked for us :]
         
        04-20-2009, 09:38 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Ok thanks everyone for getting back to me i'll give some of them a shot :)
         

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