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        12-29-2008, 08:45 PM
      #11
    Showing
    Its much easier to teach them the correct way when they are little then to wait till they are big and harder to push around.
    I always start with very short 10-15 min. Lessons. Just taking them out with a halter and lead rope then tossing the rope around their legs, back belly, over their head, that sort of thing.
    When you start trying to pick up their feet you have to commit to it. Don't pick up the foot and when they move away drop it. Plan on wearing some good boots, pick up the foot get a good grip on it and don't put it down till they stand still for 10-15 seconds. Then don't just drop the foot, but set it purposely down on the ground. You may have to do a dance all around the yard, get your feet stepped on etc. but don't put the foot down till they stand still and stop fighting. Take a break and do it again till your 10-15 min. Are up. Stop for the day then go out and do it again tomorrow if your back and toes can take it
    Hope this helps
         
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        12-31-2008, 01:06 AM
      #12
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
    I have heard (I'm not positive) about excess of apples being bad for horses.


    I *think* that they are in really really large doses because something in the seeds is toxic to them. My horses have apple trees in their pen and they never have problems. But to be on the safe side I'd still be careful. Especially since he is so young.
         
        12-31-2008, 09:21 PM
      #13
    Showing
    I always heard the main problem with apples and horses is the choke factor Don't quote me on it though.
         

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