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post #1 of 11 Old 10-01-2014, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Mr Moon and me :)

Im new to the forum and just thought I would start by introducing my boy Mr Moon :) Hes a New Forest gelding :) 17 months old :)
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-01-2014, 09:52 AM
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So cute!

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post #3 of 11 Old 10-01-2014, 10:06 AM
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Aw how very sweet he looks! Welcome.

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post #4 of 11 Old 10-01-2014, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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cute isnt the word when your trying to catch him hahaha .... this is our biggest problem.. once you get a head collar on him hes great ... but last night he lost it in the field and i havent been able to catch him all day :(
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post #5 of 11 Old 10-01-2014, 11:10 AM
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Welcome! And cute baby :)

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-01-2014, 12:57 PM
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if the head collar came off it might be an indicator that it is a size too big for him.

anohter though would be to divide the field in half, maybe with tape, and then you'd be better able to catch him. you could also leave a short rope connected to his head collar, like 4 feet long. not only would this help you to catch him, but it would teach him to release himself when he steps on it.

some people do this , though it's usually done initially in a small place, like a corrall or a round pen, where there is nothing really dangerous for the horse to get it tangled on. t

they soon learn to hold their head to the side when walking/grazing to avoid stepping on the line, and if they do, they learn to freeze, rock back and move off the line, and not panic.

is this horse alone all the time?
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-01-2014, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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is this horse alone all the time?
No :) he shares a field is a 7yr old mare :) and there are 4 other horses on the yard just over the fence :)
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-01-2014, 02:42 PM
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one thing that might help in catching him is to catch the mare first. or, bring out a bucket of treats for her (and it can be something mundane like some hay, if they consider that a "treat"), when she comes over, you allow her to have it, but you drive him off a bit. then, you allow him in a bit, and walk up to him and see if he'll let you pet him. if he turns to leave, you drive him off.

you are basically making it so that he "asks" permission to be there, and part of the deal is that he allow you to pet him. if he blows you off, then you drive him away. soon he will want in more than he wants away.

when he does allow you to pet him, make it very short. you pet a couple of times, then just turn your back, as if you are now disinterested, and walk away. after a bit of allowing him to eat, walk in again and pet him a bit, then walk off. make your petting time very short and endurable, but you decide when to start and stop.
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-01-2014, 04:33 PM
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He is BEAUTIFUL!! My good friend is a huge fan of Newforests.

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-01-2014, 11:00 PM
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Welcome! Your horse looks awesome!

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