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tonyag26 08-21-2012 10:57 AM

having trouble haltering
hello everyone..we have three horses..ruby who is is a paint mare, diago who is arabian and seebus who is egyptian arabian. we got ruby and diago to accept being haltered but seebus won't let us halter him..does anyone have any advice. he's really shy and doesn't like his head being touched.

Speed Racer 08-21-2012 11:01 AM

Time and patience. There is no magic formula.

darlaflack 08-21-2012 12:05 PM

How long have you had the horses? How old are they? I would separate the one who is headshy and won't allow you to halter him. If you can get a halter on I would leave it (make sure it has a breakaway), then take the time to gradually gain trust (give treats, just hangout with him, hang around when you feed him), brush him, specially the areas he likes. Then work you way towards the head softly. As he relaxes gently hold halter for a moment, pat him. As he learns to relax and tolerate this you can then gently put a halter Over the one already on him (which gives you some control). Repetitions till he no longer resists. Lots of treats for each positive. This may take considerable time, but well worth it.

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