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post #1 of 4 Old 09-25-2013, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
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I am new to The Horse Forum but I have had horses for quite a while now. I have only has little ponies (such as 12hh) and I'm leasing some new ones that are a lot bigger than my Snowy. () As you can see, I'm not that great around bigger horses because my Snowy used to rear at me at times and hit me because I haven't had time to get away. How do I get used to these mammoths?

And how can I get my other ponies to get used to scary things that would be on a trail, they are very skittish and crazy when they hear a random thing.

Thanks a lot for taking you time
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-25-2013, 07:26 AM
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You need a proffessional trainer NOW!
Rearing in anyform is dangerous and not something a novice should be dealing with. Perticularly if the horse is boxing out at you, you need a trainer and that behavior needs to be stamped on hard.

Skittish crazy behavior can be the result of manythings but is normaly the result of not enough training again, the only one who can tell you exactly what is going on is a trainer who can watch in person.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-25-2013, 09:40 AM
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I second what she said ^^^^
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-27-2013, 08:24 AM
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The way I'm reading this is that your horse Used to rear, not that it is a current issue but this has left you with some fears of being around the bigger horses "just in case"?
If you're that uncomfortable around the bigger horses take it really slow. Get someone (trainer) to work with you on the differences in handling the bigger guys and don't rush in. If you're afraid they will feel it and try to intimidate you. You need to know how to show them that you're the boss and won't tolerate any of that behavior. :)

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