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  1. New to Horses
    I have a yearling pony that has several problems. Let me explain a little about him. Caspian is a one year old, and was an orphan. We got him when he was two months old and bottle fed him cow milk until he was about five months old. We didn't train him much but he was very calm and just grazed...
  2. Horse Training
    I recently purchased a 5 year old 14.1h grulla paint gelding named Jax from auction. I got in contact with his previous owner and she told me that he had never been ridden and was only broke to lead. Right away I was really impressed with how confident and willing Jax was. At such a young age...
  3. Horse Grooming
    I own a 9 year old 14.2 gelding who has had good ground manners up until this week. He's recently (a couple days ago) started pinning his ears, biting, and kicking whenever I try to brush him. Most of it is just threatening, but a couple times he has almost succeeded in kicking/biting me. I...
  4. Horse Training
    There are so many different ways that people choose to deal with a horse that bites, what do you do? I own a horse who is lovely and respectful while I lead her and ride her, but when I groom her/ brush/ tack her up/ tighten her girth she snaps and throws her head around or bites.(Her saddle...
  5. Horse Training
    I have a 4 month old colt who has a few behavior problems! Sometimes when I'm in the field or anywhere really, he'll come up behind me on jump on me. he does this more and more every week and I don't want it to become a habbit.He knocked me down today and was about to jump on me again near my...
  6. Horse Training
    my old man 18, we were hanging out by feed door he was dozing and I was just hanging my head relaxing with him. He made a couple of funny mouth noises and bumped my head with his lower lip. I looked up and he had backed up a foot or so and was coming at me with wide open mouth and ears back . I...
  7. Horse Training
    My pony (saffy) was well cared for as a foal with her old owner until they couldn't look after her anymore so gave her to their friend who also had lots of other horses. She didn't really have time to bring her on much, so just put her in a field for 2 years, not teaching any ground makers..etc...
  8. Horse Training
    I attend a riding school, the horse I ride is Fudge (my namesake) I love him to pieces but he has always been labelled as "difficult". He doesn't ride very well and will fight to escape the arena, pulling against the bit, tossing his head and will stand at the gate and wait there. He is...
  9. Horse Talk
    My gelding, Moose and smaller pony gelding Houdini don't get along, but are managing so far. Today I put a new bale of hay in the paddock, and locked them in the yards temporarily with my mare. As I did this, Moose instantly started chasing Houdini in the small yards, biting, kicking and even...
  10. Horse Health
    I own an almost 2 year old QH and all of a sudden (about a month ago) he started getting ready bad with biting. He has never been a biter and then one day when I was leading him I noticed that he kept trying to grab his leadrope in his mouth while leading. And it hasn't stopped. I have read some...
  11. Horse Training
    I have owned my horse for almost two weeks now. She is 9, but VERY green broke so I've started from the beginning with ground work. I do a mixture of different Natural Horsemanship methods, but Buck Brannaman's are my favorite. I have been getting on her bareback and every time I ask for forward...
  12. Miniature Horses
    Hi. I purchased a mini for my son, who is 3 1/2, about 3 weeks ago. I was told that he was great with kids and that he is "probably" around 10 years old (not sure how accurate the age is and I'm trying to figure out how I can go about estimating his age myself until the vet comes out). He is...
  13. New to Horses
    We have an 8 yr old 16.1h Saddlebred gelding which we board. He seems to be a bully to other geldings all of a sudden. He bites/nips at their hind legs and bites their manes/necks and kicks at them. He constantly bothers them, even when they just walk away and try to ignore him. He seems to be...
  14. Horse Training
    Help please....my new 6 year old Shetland pony gelding has a bad habit of nibbling, nipping and generally sticking his nose into my personal space. While I'm planning LOTS of groundwork to teach respect I'm wondering what I should do in the meantime (feeding, grooming, etc.) He's a sneaky little...
  15. Horse Training
    My horse pins his ears. When I bought him he was really bad about it and would kick and bite really bad too. He wasn't having problems for about 9 months but the last few weeks he has been pinning his ears again. Its always at other horses. I am on a drill team (and quitting isn't an option...
  16. Horse Training
    I've had my horse for a little over a year now, and he has always tried to nip when tacking up, he did this with his previous owners as well. However in the last few weeks it has gotten much much worse not only does he bite when tacking up he will also bite when rugging. He has never been...
  17. Horse Training
    Hello everyone. I have a 4 year old paint cross gelding. I have owned him since May of 2012. He was mouthy when I first got him, which I took to be typical young horse behavior. I begun ground work and light riding with him, and worked on reprimanding the mouthiness and teaching respect on the...
  18. Horse Training
    Hi everyone I rescued a 12 year old mare from the slaughterhouse and dont know much about her history. She is my first horse. She finally trusts me enough to come running for a carrot or apple and to let me groom her. However, and perhaps I am reading her behavior incorrectly, if I do not have...
  19. Horse Training
    I've been riding since September. Usually, I ride a white gelding named Blue. He bites when I groom him, when I do up his girth, refuses to pick up his feet, and outright distrespects me. At first, he never did this. Now he does it everytime I come near him. I'm nervous to go anywhere near his...
  20. Horse Training
    Sorry if you think this is more of a general Horse Training question, please move if needed. So, today I got to work with a friend's horse. She's a very pushy, dominant mare who has initially been trained with NH and then clicker training. The mare's been away on a lease and apparently during...
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