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post #1 of 3 Old 07-21-2015, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Help with my youngster

My boy is 18 months, moved yards nearly 3 months ago now ,his paddock is a good 5 mins walk from the main barn ,and it's a nightmare getting him to walk this he's not so bad following another horse but his field mate has now moved and he's in with a new pony who is horrible to him I've had jj since birth as had his mum for 8 yrs I love him dearly but at my wits end I'm not enjoying him but he is very lovable any advice welcome ,,, Mel
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-21-2015, 12:11 PM
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What is he doing? Pulling? Not paying attention? Perhaps he needs to learn manners. And when his attention goes off of you give him a good reason he needs it on you. Don't be afraid to mean business. What you install now manner wise, is what you will have. The worst behavior you accept, is the best behavior you will get.
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-22-2015, 10:53 PM
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Hi, agree with Larissa. Need more info to know what's going on, but I suspect it's that the horse isn't well trained. Perhaps he's never been taught manners, or perhaps he's in a new, stressful situation & his basic training has gone out the window. Perhaps he doesn't trust yo, &/or is afraid of the barn, so leaving his mate to go alone with you into a strange environment(to do what?) is too much for him. Or perhaps he is just saying 'no, don't wanna' & seeing whether getting 'assertive' with you will work for him.

I suggest you find a good trainer to help you with him first hand, because details of timing, bodylanguage, etc are things we can't know/help with on a forum. But providing details will likely help us give you a few more specific ideas.
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