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post #11 of 17 Old 12-19-2012, 06:14 AM
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Then she definitely needs a trainer. She needs to relearn how to behave with people. She is a horse, not a puppy. If she is timid with people, she needs to learn to overcome that. The more you pussyfoot around her the worse it will become. I'm of the opinion that based on your last post, that you also need some understanding of how a horse thinks and how to behave around them. I'm not trying to be rude but factual.

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Oh I don't pussy foot around her but I've had her a while so she trusts me but she's nervous with new people I'm wanting to do natural horsemanship with her so I think ill get someone in that department to come and see her
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-19-2012, 06:21 AM
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Agree 100% with iridehorses. Don't let anyone else ride her until you have her checked over by people who know what they are doing. Horses aren't 'play things'. They can think for themselves and something seems to have gone wrong with this little lady.
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post #14 of 17 Old 12-19-2012, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Yeaaa it's hard because I don't know her past at all all I know is she's been all over England and had foals all over the place
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-19-2012, 06:41 AM
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You should get her checked out by a vet and sent to a trainer for a tune-up. Doesn't matter if she is 'timid and sensitive' to new people. A good trainer will sort her out and help her gain confidence. Good luck!
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-19-2012, 07:28 AM
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Yeaaa it's hard because I don't know her past at all all I know is she's been all over England and had foals all over the place
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Oh dear. Sounds like you have got yourself a horse which has been rpeviously owned by travelling people - "gypsies" especially if you got her from the UK. All I will say is that their ways with horses are very different to ours. I would STRONGLY advise you to get a pro in even if its only a couple of weeks and don't let anyone ride her until you know what you are doing and what you have to deal with. Don't take chances and I am sure that she will turn out beautifully with the correct handling.
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-19-2012, 07:33 AM
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I agree with the others a good trainer is in order. If you are worried about your mare being sensitive and having a short flight distance (ie it does not take much pressure to get a reaction) than you just have to be selective with your trainer. You want someone who is going to have you be a part of the process. Its wonderful if they fix the problem and horrible if they don't tell you how to fix the problem. Get recommendations for local vets, farriers and horse people. If they all recommend the same person thats high praise.
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