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post #21 of 22 Old 02-06-2015, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by spidergray66 View Post
After work today, I picked up two ladies on my street that own horses to help me with feeding Scorpio and for some pointers.
Imagine my surprise when she was running down the street towards my car! My boss had went down to show his son Scorpio, and she ran right out of the gate. It's actually his land that she's on and I warned him at work today that she's becoming aggressive, and is hard to get off the gate. He saw it for himself finally. When I got her three months ago, she was underweight, by about 150 pounds. In the three months that I've had her, she's put on 80 pounds and the vet said she looks good and thinks she'll top out at 750 to 800 pounds. I'm trying not to overfeed her. I'm just trying to get her healthy. One of the ladies in my car jumped out with a short lead that I keep in the front of my SUV, and caught her. She's fine, she got lots of attention in the neighborhood. Once again, another terrifying moment. I just didn't want her to run into traffic which is where she was headed. Thanks y'all so much for your advice and pointing me in the right direction. One other thing, one of the ladies said I need to build her a paddock down by the stall area and that's where she gets to hang out until I learn and I'm able to teach her the right way.
Yes, a paddock has been needed all along.
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post #22 of 22 Old 02-06-2015, 11:44 AM
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Sure she is not a moose! Just kidding, as moose have been known to do that.

There are several reasons I can think of.
She might be very territorial of her space, chasing that car, like she would a stray dog, or she is bored, being a lone young horse and is trying to engage in play

Young horses will often nip each other, to encourage playing.
I agree on a trainer, plus any way to get her a companion around her own age?

Sorry, just read the thread a bit more, and see that you are using the car to feed her. I agree on not doing that, and instead work on respect, walking out there with along lunge whip. Make her stay back, until you put that food down and welcome her to approach. Any aggressive body language like pinned ears, drive her off again. She does not get to eat until she is respectful

I also agree that haltering her, bringing her in to eat, tying her up, is very useful at this point, provided you are experienced enough to handle her and demand respect, while staying safe
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