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post #691 of 1323 Old 11-08-2015, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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I will mention again, and this is not to be overlooked, because this is perhaps the best thing that happened today, but I am very pleased with how willingly she was today in her being led away from me. Really hoping it wasnt just a coincedence but a good sign of things to come. I am still giving her over the top praise for each time she does this.

Im not 100% sure if shes even caught on yet on why Im praising her, and not even sure if she knows what im trying to teach her and what i ask from her. But Im crossing my fingers she has learned by now or at least caught on.
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It's good sometimes to give them time away to think believe it or not.. I know that my TB and I just got burnt out recently so I stopped riding for 6 weeks (I also fractured my elbow so..) when I got back on last week it was sloppy but his reaction to my aids was better and he was a lot more willing to do the things I asked so sometimes it's nice to just take a step back for awhile.
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If your mare is pinning her ears at a herd member while you are putting on her halter, to me that says the herd is to close. Get the herd off/away from you and your mare. They are to close in my opinion.

Most of the time my gelding comes when called. If he doesn't and I have to walk my lazy butt out to get him, the other geldings pay me no attention. They don't even lift their heads to look my way. And that is the way I want it.
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It's good sometimes to give them time away to think believe it or not.. I know that my TB and I just got burnt out recently so I stopped riding for 6 weeks (I also fractured my elbow so..) when I got back on last week it was sloppy but his reaction to my aids was better and he was a lot more willing to do the things I asked so sometimes it's nice to just take a step back for awhile.
Those 3 days without me interacting with her really helped.
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If your mare is pinning her ears at a herd member while you are putting on her halter, to me that says the herd is to close. Get the herd off/away from you and your mare. They are to close in my opinion.

Most of the time my gelding comes when called. If he doesn't and I have to walk my lazy butt out to get him, the other geldings pay me no attention. They don't even lift their heads to look my way. And that is the way I want it.
I got the fillie away from her but she did try keep coming up. Shes a very snoopy mare. All 3 of them are very cute but theyre very nosey and curious haha. I backed them up with the stick, ill just have to make sure i do it again if they get close as I halter my mare.

I try to face her herd mates so i can get a good view of them while i halter my mare.
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Guys, I decided to give her another night off today from seeing her.

I mostly did it because I need the time to do more reading tonight and felt another day of her left alone is good.
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I got the fillie away from her but she did try keep coming up. Shes a very snoopy mare. All 3 of them are very cute but theyre very nosey and curious haha. I backed them up with the stick, ill just have to make sure i do it again if they get close as I halter my mare.

I try to face her herd mates so i can get a good view of them while i halter my mare.
Be tougher with the herd. You are herd boss when you are out there. Remember how the head gelding put your mare in her place? That needs to be YOU.
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Be tougher with the herd. You are herd boss when you are out there. Remember how the head gelding put your mare in her place? That needs to be YOU.
I know. I did use my stick yesterday but i wasnt too hard on them cause they did back up when i told them to. But if they keep coming up after, i will have to increase my pressure on them. I know I can do this.

When I halter my mare, none of them should be trying to approach or come up to my mare, am I right?
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I know. I did use my stick yesterday but i wasnt too hard on them cause they did back up when i told them to. But if they keep coming up after, i will have to increase my pressure on them. I know I can do this.

When I halter my mare, none of them should be trying to approach or come up to my mare, am I right?
Correct. That is my opinion.

In a boarding situation versus your own place with just your horses, I don't want the herd to pay me any attention. All I want is mine. I don't look at, touch, talk to any other horse our in the herd.
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You need to be careful about how HARD you are on other people's horses in a boarding situation. Remember how it upset YOU for the other HORSES to be hard on your mare? Imagine if you drove up and a person were doing that to your horse.
I am not saying you are doing anything wrong, just be mindful.....
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