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louchiere79 6:15pm, 27 February 2007
What are some things your horse or horses hate? Mine hates those stupid balls that they are suppose to play with, he thinks toys are insulting and stupid. He hates dogs, they make him go wild, and freak out really bad. He hates trailers. He hates fences, bridles, halters, having braids. He hates shoes, and kicks the ferrier. He hates the color white, and if he sees someone wearing white he freaks out. He also hates fly spray...Did I leave anything out?
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Poofy 11 years ago
Umm.. He hate when people try to ride him. :) lol
M.J.K.Ranch 11 years ago
my mare hates all other horses i have to keep her by herself at all times. its fine wth me though it shows she is more independt.
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Poofy 11 years ago
:) She sounds really smart. :)
litto flora 11 years ago
My mare Tiana hates me! She almost killed me a few weeks ago, I was in a coma for more then a week.
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Poofy 11 years ago
Oh my goodness! That is horrible! Why don't you get rid of her? Is she nice sometimes?
litto flora 11 years ago
Not nice at all, but when we show she is an angel. I love her though, in the menage she isn't to bad. She is just very spirited, and knews that she can get me off, because I am skinny for my height and age.
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Poofy 11 years ago
lol. That sounds a little like my horse. He had a hard life before I got him, so he can be mean.
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louchiere79 11 years ago
Sometimes it's a total love hate relationship. Like my horse he can be so mean too, and has nearly killed me more than a few times, but then he can be so nice and lovable, so it's like AHHHHHHHH!
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Poofy 11 years ago
Yeah! :) lol!
At my work a horse (who's now gone to a sister riding stables) hated every one and all other horses. I used to ride him and he was good to ride but would buck if another horse came near him. The first time i rode him a new horse came and we were riding past and he was being good so i let him say hello and he was good for a few seconds but then he screamed something horrible and chucked a rearing fit. He turned to kick the new horse but as he turned i turned him harder and dug in his sides. He took off at a canter and then he stoped and stood pawing the ground neighing and curling his lips up. ( Fanta was abused by a previous owner thats why he is scared of and hates humans)

The horse i ride now, Chino was also abused. He is scared of everything, Saddles, Bridles, Rugs, Ropes, Brushes, hats, anything really. Everytime you want to ride him you have to whisper him to like the saddle. Once it's on he rolls his eyes back but eventually forgets about it.

The horse i used to ride before Fanta was a 29 year old arabian riding pony and he hated walking. All he wanted to do was charge around like a hoon at a full gallop! He was pretty amazing for a 29 yo horse with arthritis!

But they all love food!
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Poofy 11 years ago
Lol! They all sound like very interesting horse! :) LOL!
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louchiere79 11 years ago
Any ideas on what to do if your horse wont take his bit anymore? He was always difficult to ride, but now it's like AHHHHHHHHHH, I had to chase him around for what seemed like hours just to get his halter on him the other day so the ferrier could do his hoofs. He doesn't mind his saddle, and only bucks a little, but when I come near him with his briddle, his eyes get big as saucers, and he starts pawing the ground...Any ideas? Also, he lets himself out all the time, and it's making me abit nuts, because he has plenty of room to run and play, but he wants out to look in the windows of my house, and to eat grass, even though he has plenty inside his pastures. Basically my horse was abused too by previous owners, and I'm just about the only person that can do anything with him. He freaks all the time. I could really use soem advice as it is a challenge, I really love him and know he loves me, it's just I'm going crazy here lol.
Have you got a round yard in the paddock? Getting him into a that might make him easier to catch. And reward him with carrots, appple, whatever!

Possibly he hates the bit because theres something up with his teeth? That might be it? If he didn't used to mind it something must have changed. Maybe he has a 'weird' tooth? His bit could be slightly rusty and it might rub on his tounge. His gums might be really tender or sore for some reason? Have you been using a different bit? Anything could be up really! I would start with a horse dentist.

I hope that helped!
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louchiere79 11 years ago
He's 17, and the vet said that his teeth needed some work. But everyone tells me that it is so cruel and mean to the horse to have his teeth filed...My vet has me watering his feed, his switched over to pellets. what's your opinion? I live in a very rural area, so we have like one vet that does big animals in like the entire area. Also I was reading in a magazine about this new kind of bridle, that is bitless? Does it even work, is it worth the investment? Hmm...What else...Any advice about the fence? My family and I put in the rail fencing a few years ago, we acctually cut the trees down and stacked them, very nice looking, however, Char likes to eat it. So he sharpers out the middle untill he can snap the rail, then works his way down till it's low enough to jump over. Sorry for asking all these questions, it's just hard to get straight answers from people sometimes, because all horses are each unique. Well thanks for the help:)
pippa luna 11 years ago
Something kind of weird. My horse hates to be given a bath. She runs in circles around me away from the water..but yet she loves to play with it in her water bucket and spash with her nose.
sezzaleerose 11 years ago
haii i'm new yeah but yeah i had to reply on this

for starters louchiere a bitless bridle is a great disign for horses with teath problems and even just its more softer of their mouth (well cause it used the controle of the face more that the mouth). I have one for my horse cause he hates bits. as hard as you try to get a bit in his mouth it wont just go in. Also a rubber bit is good also unless your horse likes to chew the bit which meens you will need a replace ment every time it chews it down. the thing this bittless bridle is at first you have to use alot of leg aids at the same time just showing the horse this is what it does since it has been trained to a bit. but yeah once its up a working its worth every penny for those horses that cant have a bit.

and about the fence. put a rubber mat over it and watch your horse every time he goes to chew at it tap his nose and make a short AH or NO sound telling the horse that no thats no right. soon enouth he'll learn its not for chewing and jeeking the rubber matting there should protect it while your horse is learning

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by the way i'm a friend of jessandannie
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Poofy 11 years ago
Nice to see a new face in here! :)

I think that it is a good idea on both things Sezzaleerose! :) I would never have thought about using a rubber mat! :)
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louchiere79 11 years ago
Thank you so much! You have helped me so much! I am getting more help in this group, than I do from extensive research lol. It is just so cool to be able to talk to other horse lovers! Some people are just like oh if your horse is a prob, get rid of him or get another one, and I'm like, he's my best friend! Alot of people don't realize how intellegent horses really are, and it's all about commitment and trust. It's all a learning process for me, I mean I wanted a horse so bad all my life, and I use to dream of the day, and when I finally got a horse of my own, we are kinda doing a journey together, and it's just so amazing when at certain times you really feel like your so in tune with your horse, know what I mean? But thanks so much for all the ideas and help! I feel like I am movign forward now, and I'm definately not so frustrated! :D
sezzaleerose 11 years ago
=D its ok my uncle is a race horse trainer and he knows every little trick in the book to teach horses not to do things so i'v learned off him. Thats also where my horse is i love him so much but i never get to see him. last time i saw him was about 3 or 4 months ago its realy sad and i cant wait to find a place where i live now so i can bring him up here
blowing in the wind 11 years ago
I'm new here and have a feeling that I'm a little old for this group. But I do have a comment on the bit problem. First, it is NOT cruel to have your horse's teeth filed. The vet can give him a tranquilizer (much like what you'd get in a dentist office). Second, if his teeth are bothering him on the bit, they are also bothering him eating and should be corrected. Third, a hack-a-more is a piece of equipment that you really need expert advice on using. If it is used properly, it can be a great aid. If used improperly it can do some real damage to your horse and to his/her trust in you.

On another issue...if you have a horse that has been badly abused, you need to first gain that horses trust before trying to ride or train. This can take months and even years...and it's not for the amature. Putting yourself at risk is foolish at the least and dangerous for you and your horse!
With the Bitless bridles, most horses won't need much re-schooling. But it really depends on the horse. If she's hard to handle with a bit it might be a bit harder but it depends. Can you ride her in a halter? If you can ride in a halter with reins on the side bits a bitless bridle will be no problem... I don't know about oversee's but here in Australia but bitless bridles are also starting to be accepted at most pony clubs and competition! And filing the teeth is pretty much as the hooves. I'm not an expert but i can say its pretty much the same thing! Don't worry!

Welcome to 'Blowing In The Wind'! No body is too old for this group!

And also i don't beleive i'm at any risk riding an abused horse than what i am riding a normal horse. Both Fanta and Chino had my trust before i rode them and because i respect them they both know that i'm not going to hurt them. I knew what they were both like before i rode them and had seen others ride them both plently of times. If you can understand your horse you should be able to tell when they are going to spook and you should be able to feel them tense or flinch. I can do that so i beleive that they are both as safe as any other horse just a little more touchy than most. Infact i also beleive that you are putting yuor self at risk when riding any horse. Whether its a bombproof shetland, a highly strung thororughbred or an abused allrounder. Theres always a risk that something bad can happen when around horses. They are big and unpredictable animals. And if your not prepared to take risks you might aswell give up riding and loving horses. All horses are capable of killing a human and if you know that and you are prepared to take that risk for a passion (being horses) then why not! Thats what i beleive anyway!
sezzaleerose 11 years ago
jess it absolutly right about the horse trust (i work at where chino and fanta are kept aswell). I have known the pair chino and fanta aswell as all the other horses (exsept the new ones) longer that jess i had been working there about a year before jess started coming along reguly. I had ridden most of the horses there and all of them have trust in the workers cause we are the ones that look after them and made sure they are treated proply. The reason we get alot of abused horses there is cause its a donation serves. People donate the horses that they cand keep any more and other people find that as a good reason to dump horses there that are abused. All the horses run threw a program which is done by the older workers and the workers that are exsperanced with the types of horses that come into the joint. They are re educated to trust and have a rider on there back but some are still left frigity and unsure.
take chino of example. when he first came he couldent leave him alone or he would start to get exstreamly worryed and agitated. he came with us every where. it was the same with a pony named bobby although i wouldent hurt a fly now he had to come with us every where or have some one with him all the time. well chino is still very frigity and unsure but he can cope with the small things around him and once he has his things on like a saddle blanket and a saddle his fine and he stands around in his day yard until his riders come. fanta is realy the same thing but he can only trust a few which he also defents

or you can have horses like my boy dargion. He was born in my uncles barn and has been scared of every thing since. i'v had to get him use to plastic bags so many times now its not funny. he moves when i try to get his blanket on him and swipes it along the fence so it doesnt sit right and him being a hunk lot taller that me doesnt help. he acts like he's been abused from the day he was born. and he was mine before he was born and i wouldent hurt a horse if my life depended on it. i'd die before i abuse a horse in any way.

yeah and also with teh teeth thing its not crule at all. in ways if those teeth are anouing or hurting his mouth its probly better having them fixed up then staying as they are.
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louchiere79 11 years ago
Wow, I am getting alot of helpful advice here:) First off, no one is too old for this group, we keep open doors to everyone who loves horses. Also, I am definately making an appointment for Char, to have his teeth done. Then go from there. I can ride him with just a halter, but I rather lose control over him, as he just goes wherever. When I first got him, I could ride him all the time, I saddled him up the first day he arrived. I always felt confident, when my younger siblings were around him, they would ride him bareback, and we let him wander around in the yard when having family picnics and so on. Then something changed, he started getting very aggressive, and when we would go riding together, he would often leave me laying in the road. A few years ago, I was gone for about 4 months, and when I returned he was very skinny and nasty. I think this had alot to do with it. So I have been working with him since, trying to get him to trust me again. These past few months his progress has moved forward alot. He wears his halter for me and doesn't fight, I just spend alot of time setting on his fence watching him, just letting him know, I'm there...All the advice I have been getting is alot of help too. I have to agrea, with horses it's always a risk, I mean I have been busted up quite a few times, but in most cases, it's humans that are messing up, not the horse. Basically, I am just concentrating everything on him, till I win his love back. And he understands that no one is ever going to hurt him. Thank you everyone, and I will keep you all updated, and probably continue to ask questions, but that is how we learn right? To be honest, I live out in the sticks, and online help is about the best I have right now lol. I don't have a lot of money either so...It's best to get all the advice I can, and then go forward with that. But this is my dream ya know, I use to spend my childhood walking for miles, to set on someone elses fence and watch there horses. I earned riding lessons mucking stalls, and I know there is alot of others out there just like me. Well I talk to much lol. But thanks and this group is awesome!
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