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post #11 of 14 Old 04-22-2010, 01:54 PM
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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.
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post #12 of 14 Old 04-22-2010, 03:55 PM
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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?
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post #13 of 14 Old 04-22-2010, 04:58 PM
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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
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post #14 of 14 Old 04-22-2010, 05:24 PM
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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.
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