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post #11 of 22 Old 12-23-2013, 04:22 PM
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Its called he has no respect for you nipping or bitting deserve a good smack. Doesnt matter how hungry they are they shouldnt nip at you.

When I feed my horses they stay away till hays on the ground and iam out of corral. I carry a whip if they get in my space they get the whip across the chest. They maybe only invade my space once if their not to bright twice.

Usually one good whack across the chest changes their mind in a hurry.
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post #12 of 22 Old 12-23-2013, 09:20 PM
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If he dose it again correct him once by a little slap with a rope
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post #13 of 22 Old 12-26-2013, 01:13 AM
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Nothing to add that's not been said, tho being amused by spelling mistakes, I just can't help commenting on a loud horse, SaskGirl, and wondering Rocco if a 'personality floor' is another name for a stage??
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post #14 of 22 Old 12-26-2013, 10:59 AM
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I would avoid "free" horse until you get a lot more experience. No one gives away a well trained, sound, beginner safe and dependable horse. The general rule is that free horses are project horses. In fact, anything under 1000$ is generally a project horse.

Before you get a horse, get a trainer and take some lessons. If you're asking these sorts of questions, you are not ready for your own horse. Even after you get some experience, get your trainer to look at horses with you. All of this will take time, and money, but you will avoid getting hurt or ripped off.

Just because you paid more for a so called well trained horse doesnt mean you can't get hurt. Don't care how well trained a horse is. Fact is they can all hurt you so don't be lulled into thinking well trained means you wont get hurt.


Even well trained horses get scared and can run you over,or buck you off. Horses will be horses no matter how well trained. Theres a saying you can take a horse out of the wild, but you can't take the wild out of the horse.
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post #15 of 22 Old 12-26-2013, 11:20 AM
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Everyone is right. I will just add, the one area where people new to horses don't spend enough time is learning about horse behavior and horse psychology. You have to understand how your horse thinks, how he sees the world, how and most importantly how he learns. The better you can understand your horse the better you will understand his behavior and the better you will know how to teach him to act around you. If you have already taken this horse you are starting out behind the curve.
Don't feel too bad about taking this horse everyone of us had to start somewhere, I wasn't ready to own my first horse and the dangerous part was I didn't know I wasn't ready. You, it sounds like might be starting to see you are in over your head, now you can get some help. This forum is good but don't rely on us over finding someone to work with you and your horse. Good Luck
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post #16 of 22 Old 12-26-2013, 07:53 PM
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^Re-read what he said!
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post #17 of 22 Old 12-26-2013, 09:09 PM
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Welcome to the forum, 17mwallingford! So glad you're open to advice, and you'll get some of the best here, believe me. Everything so far is spot on, and I can't repeat enough of the power of the horse's flight instinct.... I have a serene setting, and good bond with my mares - but in a sheer speck of a moment, at least twice I've found myself on the ground when my new mare took a nip @ my lower mare's rump... "Thud!!!" (Me on the ground saying, "Wow, what just happened?") That fast! I'm alert and physically fit, and that happened to me in 1 second. The point in sharing is to reinforce that even in a quiet, structured environment such as mine, a horse has strong, powerful instincts that are quick as lightening. They are amazing, beautiful, majestic animals, and it is soooo important to never stop learning/observing everything we can about them if we have them in our keeping :)
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post #18 of 22 Old 12-26-2013, 10:54 PM
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Just because you paid more for a so called well trained horse doesnt mean you can't get hurt. Don't care how well trained a horse is. Fact is they can all hurt you so don't be lulled into thinking well trained means you wont get hurt.


Even well trained horses get scared and can run you over,or buck you off. Horses will be horses no matter how well trained. Theres a saying you can take a horse out of the wild, but you can't take the wild out of the horse.
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You are less likely to get hurt with a well trained horse though, which is what I was getting at. I thought that was pretty clear.

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post #19 of 22 Old 12-26-2013, 11:48 PM
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We have no idea why he nipped. If we had been there and seen it we could hand out advice that would focus in on the event. Horses nip for a lot of reasons, but it is never a good idea to be nipping the human.

Why don't you have your neighbor (the one you have helped) give you her/his opinion on this horse. When one has limited experience it is always best to have someone with experience make an evaluation. And take the advice to heart as it could save you a lot of trouble down the road.

Good luck to you. Looking for your first horse is an exciting thing!

If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck. ~ Marine 1SGT J. Reifinger
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post #20 of 22 Old 12-27-2013, 12:59 AM
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[quote=wtwg;4386354]... . You are less likely to get hurt with a well trained horse though, which is what I was getting at. I thought that was pretty clear.[/
.iv known many people who ended up in hospital oh because horse was well trained.

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