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post #11 of 14 Old 10-22-2007, 11:34 AM
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I was going to suggest getting him a "buddy". Might I suggest a donkey, pony or even a chicken. I had a rooster that used to love hanging with the horses. My first horse had a cat buddy. It doesn't neccesarely have to be a horse
Something else to keep in mind if you do get another horse, IMO girls play better with girls and boys play better with boys.


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post #12 of 14 Old 10-22-2007, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah my First horse had 2 nubian goats as pasture mates. It was soo funny watch all 3 of them. My first horse "Mia" would lay down sometimes and those goats would think she was a mountain and climb all over her. They weren't small goats either so I don't know how she tolerated that. I got her when I was 14 years old and when I was 17 my parents bought me a car and I was never home. I still fed her ofcourse but didn't have time to ride her that much. My parents sold her to a retired dentist who had 200 acres of pastures and he also had about 50 cows and 1 old 16 hh gelding. I visited her a few times and she was so FAT. The guy we sold her too was a very nice man that took very good care of her.

The goats we kept until they died. It seemed like after Mia was gone they got kinda depressed. They lived about 12 years and we had them since they were babies.

I am thinking about getting another goat or a minature horse or donkey. I know I am definitely buying another horse. So my husband when he gets home from overseas can go riding with me. I was going to let him have Sarge, but considering the training regimine that I am going to have to do with Sarge I think I will take him and look for a more bomb proof horse for my husband. My husband is not an experienced rider by any means. I have only seen him ride a horse one time and he kept telling me the horse he was on wouldn't do what he wanted and he gave up and took the horse back to the pen. It was a funny sight.
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post #13 of 14 Old 10-28-2007, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Well everyone the deed is done!!!!! Friday My Stallion become a Gelding :( The vet said that he didn't have any wolf teeth so I guess the teeth I saw were his canine teeth. So Appyt you were right. The vet said his teeth looked good but they may need floating pretty soon. Other than that I have been lunging him for 20 minutes a day and he is a totally different horse. I have also been correcting him everytime he tries to bite me and it is really working too. I can actually pet him with out him trying to attack me.

Today when I was lunging him he has a hard time changing directions. So I was moving around to his left side so he would do a left circle and he kept moving so I couldn't get him to get in position for a left circle. He then got aggravated with me and charged me but I moved the lunge whip in front of me and he backed off.

It didn't really scare me, but needless to say he didn't get a treat for bad behavior. Everytime he completed a right circle or a left circle in 3-5 rotations I would whoa him and bring him to me for a treat. If he did good then he got a treat if he did bad he would have to do good before I would treat him. It really settled him down a little bit.

After I lunged him today I put him in his pen, and saddled him up and I only walked him and did a little soft trotting around his pen. HE WAS PERFECT!!!!! I only rode him for 15 minutes. Nothing too hard since he had surgery on Friday. I am only riding him in this pen to see how he does. Next I am going to ride him in the back 5 acres to see how he does there. Then after that I am going to take him back on the road to go to the open field on my road. If he does good there then I think he is going to pull through this and I will keep him.

I am still on the search for a pasture mate for him but I can't find one that is cheap. I don't have a lot to spend so I am looking for a little pony or donkey that will put up with Sarge.

Well anyway I just wanted to give everyone a heads up and let them know how we are doing. So far Sarge is a promising Horse and I knew he would be all along.
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post #14 of 14 Old 10-28-2007, 10:20 PM
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That's great news! Glad he is coming around quickly. Watch out for those small ponies. Sometimes they are really hard on the big horses. Sounds weird but I had a mini mare that was so hateful to my sight impared Appy I had to pen her separately. She was rough on the sighted ones too, but at least they could see her coming.
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