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  1. Horse Talk
    My horse tends to paw at the ground whenever I'm riding him and we have come to a stop to give the horses a rest but he doesn't always do it. I've been told he is being inpatient and wants to get going. Is that true?? And if so, is it a bad habit?? Thanks!!
  2. Horse Talk
    I have been half leasing a horse since October, and while for the first month or so we did not have this problem, he has developed a really irritating habit of pawing the ground as soon as I hook him up to the cross ties. Every time he starts to do this I tell him 'No' and push his leg back down...
  3. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have owned my quarter horse gelding for nearly ten years now and spent more hours trail riding than I can calculate. He is 27 now and you would never believe it watching him run around! In the past four years or so he has had this odd behavior (that only happens when we ride) of pawing the...
  4. Horse Training
    Okay so I never have a problem with him any other time, until feeding time. He becomes pushy and he tries to nip me if i walk by to feed my other 3 horses. I dont know some times hes an absolute angel and then the next day hes crazy. I think it has something to do with his pinned up energy since...
  5. Horse Training
    I have a 7 year old Quarter Horse that is a companion horse due to a shoulder injury she is unable to be ridden. She is very demanding and impatient. She is the top of the pecking order. I have tried numerous times to correct her impatient behavior, mainly because she causes herself to become...
  6. Horse Grooming
    A Thoroughbred gelding named Dream Catcher that I use for lessons has a tendancy to always paw with his front hooves, and pick up his back legs to try and kick while he is being groomed. I really don't think it's a health problem that causes grooming to hurt him, but rather behavioral issues...
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