08-16-2011, 11:44 AM
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Sigh, I stupidly tried to lunge / lead her over some small jumps today – she is such a pig and has absolutely no respect for anyone or anything when there is grass.
I had the dually head collar on and attached it to a long lead line, bad idea as these stupid ropes seem to have no grip what’s so ever – she was dragging me all over the place if I managed to get her up she would be off again, she is impossible to control.
The dually, the lunge whip, crop, smacks NOTHING matters if she’s on the mission to eat.
I tried with just a normal lead rope and though that gave me more control she was still dragging me and eating and I was finding it impossible to keep her head up, I would walk few paces and then she’s pulls off again to a juicy patch of grass.
Even when I managed to pop over the small jump, she instantly dived to the grass again, bum in my face – its seriously making me angry her pure disrespect is really pissing me off.
She is turned out 24/7 and always has food and treats – hardly deprived. When I give her a bucket of feed she isn’t possessive over it either, I can easily take the bucket away from her if need be and she doesn’t get aggressive.
She is perfectly capable of walking politely and backing up when asked but the minute grass comes into the equation she is like an ox.
Doe, I’ll try your advice about possessive the bucket – She’s kept out in grass fenced in mainly by a electric fence, something she does respect so I guess I could chase her away and claim her bucket of feed by waggling the fence a bit? I don’t really know what else I could do to chase her off at a safe distance.
I just don’t know how I can translate this respect over to leading and then eventually lunging again, she’s going to be re-broken to drive soon as her owners want to get a cart for her – god knows how that’s going to work at the moment when she has no respect for anything or anyone.