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  1. Horse Training
    I just got 2 new horses about a week ago. One from my neighbor and one from the wife of a co worker. Shilo, the one I got from me neighbor came home with me o the second and had already built a relationship with my made Pepsi because they lived just over the fence. Jesse came home with me on the...
  2. Horse Training
    I have a 12 year old pony on loan and he is a pain to catch. Sometimes it will take me 10 minutes to catch him other times after going at it for about 45 minutes I finally give up. I once caught him using a carrot but now since I've done that once its become practically impossible to do it...
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    My father has always told me that the best way to catch a horse is to use grain. I am find out that you do not have to do this. I just recently bought a beautiful paint that I can just walk up and catch him. However I have another one that is very hard to catch and I do not know how to break him...
  4. Horse Training
    Hey all! I have a 15 year old mare who is a little tricky to catch sometimes. This is mostly in the summer when its really nice out and they're back on pasture. She's still in the small paddock right now and I can catch her without fail every time. I really want to teach her to come when called...
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    I will try to keep this short but would like to give a little background info. I have a 5 year old quarter horse gelding that I fell inlove with when he was 2. Starting riding him at 2 1/2 and kept him at a friend's barn where he was the low man in the field. His only friends were the elderly...
  6. Horse Training
    So I've been bringing an Arab back into work and he's coming along quite nicely, I think he enjoys the attention. This morning he surprised me by spotting me by the gate of the pasture and coming when I called his name, ears perked, very sweetly (and he wasn't just being curious). Do your horses...
  7. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone recently got a 15hh warmblood x on loan (5yo). Unfortunately after a week of being great to catch, box etc she has now gone wild. I can't catch her without ears back bucking and cantering off! When she is fed in the morning I now can't get into her stable without her kicking the door...
  8. Horse Training
    I have a 19 year old ASB mare that I've owned for about 2 1/2 years; she is a retired lesson horse and used primarily as a trail and pleasure horse. Until November she was kept in a stall for 1/2 the day and turned out for the remainder, then in November I moved her to 24 hour turnout (for...
  9. Horse Stories and Poems
    So the other day I went out to catch my horse. I had just recently moved her into a different field at our barn because she had lost a fair amount of weight and I didn't want her losing anymore, and this field is fuull of grass to munch on all day. Oh, and it is HUGE!! So it's the first time I...
  10. Horse Videos
    I have so many clients that have overcome issues with catching thier horse simply by understanding a few key concepts and applying some simple strategies. There are usually three reasons why a horse will avoid being caught: 1. The horse feels unsafe or uncomfortable about being approached ...
  11. Horse Training
    Hello all, I really need some help with my horse. She's 11 and a 15.2hh chesnut mare, I've had her for 3 years. Trying to catch her is a nightmare, she runs off even if you make your way over slowly and not directly walking at her. No matter if I take her treats or go over with lots of stops...
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