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post #11 of 15 Old 04-26-2012, 10:21 PM
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I actually kind of wonder how that will work for a rearer, I'd like to see it!
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post #12 of 15 Old 04-27-2012, 12:34 AM
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I got lucky, but you won't find me advocating taking free horses. 99% of the time, they're being given away for a reason, and not one that's beneficial. Like said- If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is!
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post #13 of 15 Old 04-27-2012, 08:46 AM
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When a horse is a confirmed rearer, tying it's head to a hind leg is an old method. When the horse attempts to rear, the hind leg is pulled, not enough that the horse falls down, but just that little bit that it rattles the horse. I have found that when a horse does something to itself the lesson is better learned. One old German trainer would set up a well bedded area and place a hobble on one leg of the horse to which there was a long rope attached. After studying the horse he'd figure out how to cause the horse to rear, When it did, just as the fronts were coming down he'd pull on it which of course frightened the horse. His front feet had always been under him for a safe landing and suddenly one wasn't. Actually he'd have his feet under him but the landing was off balance. That was often all it took to stop that bad habit.

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post #14 of 15 Old 04-27-2012, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by haviris View Post
Wow, lucky!! A little off topic though, is she black or grulla? From the pics she looks black, but I'm guessing she 'could' be very dark grulla? Pretty either way, and I hope you weren't to disappointed in the foal.
I'm not quite sure! xD On her papers it says she's a grulla, but, her coat says otherwise! So instead of telling people she's a grulla and getting weird looks from people who know that her coat is a normal grulla, I call her a black grulla. Heck, people around the barn refer to her as the color-confused horse.

We actually weren't dissapointed at all! She's a pretty large buckskin filly, and the sweetest thing! She was around humans since birth, which contributes to her sweetness. :)
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post #15 of 15 Old 04-27-2012, 11:03 PM
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I see, my guess is she had a typical black foal coat that often resembles grulla and was misregistered. She is pretty, and glad you were happy w/ the foal!
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