My first Horse, any advice on Bonding? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
 81Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 28 Old 08-10-2014, 07:53 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 21
• Horses: 1
just spend as much time as possible around her. cleaning her stall (with her in it
) my horse love watching me clean the barn up. bathing her or just letting her graze on a lead rope. and join up. i have had my current horse for a year and a half. and now no matter what is going on or how many people there are in the barn he watches my every move.
saritalcbea likes this.
Dashingbigred15 is offline  
post #22 of 28 Old 08-11-2014, 12:34 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 462
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by ecasey View Post
Watch horses in a herd. They stand close to each other, touching, blow gently into each other's noses, groom one another, and stand in a circle with butts out to protect one another. That's affection, love, and trust.
Ya and they also kick each other's eyes and teeth out, bite each other, rip out chunks of flesh, break bones, charge at each other, hinder the lesser from accessing food, and leave each other with devastating and lethal injuries....
MouseZ likes this.
Canterklutz is offline  
post #23 of 28 Old 08-11-2014, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: New York
Posts: 15
• Horses: 1
Just a quick update! Something happened the other day that made me pleasantly surprised and so very happy! I went out with her in her pasture and sat next to the fence. She came over to me once and said Hi, then went back to eating her grass. I sat awhile longer, and was ready to get up and get some chores done. When I stood up I was talking to her letting her know I had to go now. She came walking over and stood as close as she could to me and nuzzled me to give her some scratches. We stood there for about 10 minutes just giving her a good rub down and lots of kisses! Then I thought hmmm, lets try something!! I walked to the other side of the pasture and turned to look at her. Sure enough she was on her way over for more scratches and love! :) I have been waiting for this moment for the past 12 years! I finally got my first and most of all my dream horse!
saritalcbea is offline  
post #24 of 28 Old 08-11-2014, 10:45 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Posts: 258
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by saritalcbea View Post
Just a quick update! Something happened the other day that made me pleasantly surprised and so very happy! I went out with her in her pasture and sat next to the fence. She came over to me once and said Hi, then went back to eating her grass. I sat awhile longer, and was ready to get up and get some chores done. When I stood up I was talking to her letting her know I had to go now. She came walking over and stood as close as she could to me and nuzzled me to give her some scratches. We stood there for about 10 minutes just giving her a good rub down and lots of kisses! Then I thought hmmm, lets try something!! I walked to the other side of the pasture and turned to look at her. Sure enough she was on her way over for more scratches and love! :) I have been waiting for this moment for the past 12 years! I finally got my first and most of all my dream horse!
That's great! I'm really happy to hear that she's seeking you out, you've been doing a good job making yourself a positive presence to her :) The more positive experiences you and her share, the stronger your bond will get and the more you will be able to trust each other. All it takes is time, but you're off to a good start and you can only go forward from there!
MouseZ and saritalcbea like this.

"If you act like you've only got fifteen minutes, it will take all day. Act like you've got all day, it will take fifteen minutes."
-Monty Roberts
Alexandra V is offline  
post #25 of 28 Old 08-12-2014, 11:55 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 94
• Horses: 8
The best advice for bonding I have is to spend as much time as you can with her. Especially since she's alone and doesn't have another horse with her. Anything you can do either...do it. Read a book while sitting in a chair in the pasture. Spend as much time with her as you can. If you're outside doing something, halter her and take her with like you would a dog.
MouseZ likes this.
llizzylou42 is offline  
post #26 of 28 Old 08-13-2014, 10:26 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 94
• Horses: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canterklutz View Post
Ya and they also kick each other's eyes and teeth out, bite each other, rip out chunks of flesh, break bones, charge at each other, hinder the lesser from accessing food, and leave each other with devastating and lethal injuries....
... I've never had any of these other than the food.... But I just separate them to eat....
MouseZ likes this.
llizzylou42 is offline  
post #27 of 28 Old 08-13-2014, 10:33 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 90
• Horses: 2
Aw, she's a beauty. :) And it looks like you're both already bonding! I'd say keep doing what you're doing, maybe on days you want to give her a little break from riding you can do ground work. Also, just walking her on the trails with a lead and you on foot or letting her graze is an awesome way to spend time with her, plus she gets a little treat. Have fun, you sound like a wonderful match for her. :)
MouseZ and saritalcbea like this.
elisie is offline  
post #28 of 28 Old 08-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 176
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by saritalcbea View Post
Just a quick update! Something happened the other day that made me pleasantly surprised and so very happy! I went out with her in her pasture and sat next to the fence. She came over to me once and said Hi, then went back to eating her grass. I sat awhile longer, and was ready to get up and get some chores done. When I stood up I was talking to her letting her know I had to go now. She came walking over and stood as close as she could to me and nuzzled me to give her some scratches. We stood there for about 10 minutes just giving her a good rub down and lots of kisses! Then I thought hmmm, lets try something!! I walked to the other side of the pasture and turned to look at her. Sure enough she was on her way over for more scratches and love! :) I have been waiting for this moment for the past 12 years! I finally got my first and most of all my dream horse!
Awww, you brought tears to my eyes! I am so happy for you! I love just standing in the pasture and snuggling, I can just feel my worries and stress slip away! Good for you, enjoy your special baby!
MouseZ and saritalcbea like this.
mrsgrubby is offline  
Reply

Tags
arabian , bonding , first horse

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bonding with my horse!? iDressage Horse Talk 5 10-12-2013 09:17 PM
New Horse Bonding? MaximasMommy New to Horses 51 09-30-2013 07:21 PM
Bonding with your horse! fuadteagan Horse Talk 0 05-13-2011 05:13 PM
Bonding with your horse dreamrideredc Horse Training 84 02-27-2011 05:07 PM
Bonding with my horse LuckyCharm Horse Talk 10 02-02-2010 05:44 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome