Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
They also make apple flavored wormer. I'm not going to pretend my horses gobble it down, but they look less disgusted while swallowing it.
If I was training a horse to accept a syringe in the mouth, I'd take an old one and fill it with sugar water, or maybe add some honey to the tip. Let the horse smell it and see if they would lick it. Then work my way to putting it in the side of their mouth.
But from the sounds of things, this horse might decide to take control and eat the syringe, then choke and die. There is a certain level of ground manners needed before you can do much of anything with a horse.
Not all horses are suitable for a beginner. And sometimes, a beginner just needs lessons before trying to own a horse. A weekly lesson isn't much more than the cost of feeding, worming, shoeing (or trimming), vets bills, etc. The parent and grandparent in me says "Sell the horse. Buy some lessons!"
Riders ask "How?" Horsemen ask "Why?"