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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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, Poems, Famous Horses in sub forum
    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. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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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