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post #1 of 2 Old 12-18-2015, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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HELP! Ponies missing each other!

Hi! So I am very sorry for how long this has worked out but please take the time to read!

I have just moved my dads horse and my pony, Shannon and Dusty, into our house. We have a large field split into a smaller one for two ponies, every nown and again when the weather is good (during winter) they go out for an hour or two. We have a sand paddock which is tiny which they mainly go out in at lunch. We also have three stables and a tack room that still needs doing up, so are using third stable for storage at the moment. We need to make the sand paddock bigger and less weedy as it is only just big enough to lunge in. For this reason we use the yards across the roads outdoor arena.

My dad is still very nervous so whenever we do ride (dad is very busy at work) I have to comply to his rules, which I am fine with. The only problem is Dusty is still very young, and a great jumper. I have suggested to my dad, maybe after half an hour he go home and I have some fun with Dusty (I am only 13 so you know). However, once Dusty and Shannon are away from each other all hell breaks loose, and I can't get anything done with her. They start whinniying and Dusty has bolted a couple of times stopping inches from the fencing around the arena. I'm upset because Dusty is deteriorating schooling wise and I can't hack because a; my mother is overprotective so I can only go up and down the lane and
b; because Dusty doesn't hack far on her own and c; The splitting the two ponies up problem. I don't know what to do! I feel like I am spending more and more time inside rather than with the ponies, simply because once they are groomed and mucked out and turned out I have nothing left to do!

Can anyone help???
Thankyou x
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post #2 of 2 Old 12-18-2015, 06:53 AM
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they are buddy sour. work dusty around his buddy and try to leave the buddy - just walk and let him rest. If he is doing good - fine. If he starts acting up work him around his buddy again, then try to leave his buddy again - just walk.... he has to learn that he has to work around his buddy too :). This worked on my mare, well every horse is different but it is worth a try.
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