I am so disapointed - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 04-22-2010, 01:54 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Posts: 1,901
• Horses: 1
Originally Posted by horseluver250 View Post
I had expected her energy level to perk up, I mean she was a complete deadhead before. I never expected an 8 year old to act like a 28 year old haha. But I certainly didn't expect a sweetheart of a horse to turn into a complete bioch!
Maybe I've been too soft on her, I felt bad for her the shape she was in and I guess babied her too much. Maybe the brat needs a bit of an attitude adjustment! I am getting my new saddle tomorrow (I've been impatiently watching UPS tracking haha), so she can get more of a workout than what I would do with my bareback pad.
I would definitely suggest working with her in the round pen before you get on, based on what you said she did when you tried to lunge her last time. Not to run her into the ground, just until she pays attention to YOU.
justsambam08 is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 04-22-2010, 03:55 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,187
• Horses: 0
I think I end up rescuing more horses who someone had purchased thin and rescued themselves, thought the horse was quiet, packed pounds on and then they couldn't handle the horse.
Its a fact of life. If you had worms, hooves in shabby shape and you were underweight you'd be less than playful as well :)
The second fact of life is if the horse is in this shape you shouldn't be riding it so "paybacks are a ..." well you know!

All-in-all however I think the miss-behavior has much more to do with the new owners than the food and health up grade in most cases. Knowing this from personal experience, I've worked with many rescues and while yes, they perk way up once fat, happy, healthy again... They DO NOT turn criminally insane on there own They do not go from bombproof or quiet to nuts if properly handled and worked with, they simply kick up there heels more often in the pasture and become more alert and themselves again. If treated wrong, the energy levels go to there heads and they test the new owner, who may not have bargained for the FAT version of the THIN horse they bought.
Simple, common problem.

Can you have a trainer work with her?
New_image is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 04-22-2010, 04:58 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3
• Horses: 1
Hi there try camamile tea just rip it open and put in feed (as it is) not as a tea
It worked on my mare try if not drink it your self 1 of you will be chilled !!! Ha ha
pegasusplaybus is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 04-22-2010, 05:24 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,300
• Horses: 0
Just curious, what kind of diet and supplements do you have her on? You might try tweaking her diet so she has adequate nutrition but not quite so much excess energy.
maura is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome