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post #11 of 12 Old 04-27-2012, 05:52 PM
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Hi, I am interested in this topic as well. I have had Hondo (19 year old Gelding) for a month and week now and I still feel like he and I are adjusting. He is my first horse and it is quite different learning to be around a horse and work wtih a horse when I was used to just saddling up and riding lesson horses.
I actually was surprised to find that I am nervous around him on the ground and I think he picks up on that. I have noticed that when I go to halter him if I feel that I am the least bit tense he is more likely to move away from me. If I walk up confidently then he will just stand there and let me halter him.
I kept wondering if it was him still needing time to adjust to me, but I dont know- it might be a lot to do with me adjusting to him.
Don't know if this is the same for your situation, but I thought I'd put it out there.
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Thank you for all your replies! The control freak in me just likes to know what to expect. However, it seems whenever I question something he does, the minute I start talking about it, it stops. Yesterday he was absolutely PERFECT. Beyond perfect. Stood quietly, let me pick up his feet, respected my space, and I think he dozed off when I was grooming him. I just need to chill out!

The trainers at the barn have been very helpful, and I am arranging for lessons with him starting in the next couple of weeks.
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