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    04-17-2009, 12:38 PM
By the way...when bonding with your horse, I no its good to give them treats (my horse gets plenty of that and every horse deserves a treat) but how much is too much???
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    04-17-2009, 12:46 PM
Hmm... you stole my carrot dreamrideredc!!!
    04-17-2009, 01:10 PM
Green Broke
Siting is pasture/stalls, walking around the farm/trails on a halter. Feeding grain by hand is a good one. REWARD them, with 'yummies' - they love that, Grooming and more. Savannah (my lil pony girl) and I bond by walking side-by-side on the trails, then we go back, and I feed her her daily grain while petting her. Justa suggestion =].
    04-17-2009, 01:30 PM
Thanks everyone! Still keep it comin though! By the still much treats is too much?

***sorry for stealing your carrot! It is my first and only carrot right new!!!***
    04-17-2009, 01:59 PM
LOL I just couldn't resist
    04-17-2009, 02:32 PM
    04-17-2009, 06:22 PM
For the treats, it really depends on the horse. If the horse doesn't have a tendency to be pushy then it's no problem, but if the horse can be pushy about treats only give them when he EARNS them. Otherwise he'll get this "Hand over the treats and no one gets hurt" mentality lol.
    04-17-2009, 06:29 PM
Lol I think ill cut back a little bit just to b sure
    04-17-2009, 10:43 PM
Green Broke
I agree with all the above posts. I'll walk into the pasture and just scratch the horses and enjoy the sun. That's their treat and they love it. They see me coming and meet me for their scratches!

And it's so true that if you look hard at "something" one or all will come over to "see" what is there! Too funny.
    04-17-2009, 11:03 PM
Well my guy and I pretty much bonded the first day and our relationship is really strong.

But it has increased over the years with just long throrughy brushing taking naps together. This also gives you time to read his body language and him yours.
We also over come obstacles that come our way. Mind you nothing fazes him. But you get my point. Just think of the black stallion and the movies spirit. That was pretty much our beginning. He is pretty much a one owner horse.

But we still play a form of tag in the arena. He has enjoyed this from day one. I would not recommend letting most horses chase you, especailly a stallion. It is not generally for the faint of heart. He does like to gallop and stop a couple feet in front of me, then do a three sixty move in the air. That is he cue for me to go after him. But I trust him.

But in the end we have bonded so much that I can do anything. Even crack a whip around him and he will not move ( the whip dosen't touch him). This is the kind of stuff no one can teach you. All you have to do is spend the time and see what you and your horse like.

Hope this helps you with your bonding with your horse

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