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3rd Aug 2002, 05:48 PM
Today I went to turn my horse out, I brought her to the field (*like always) turned her so that she was facing me! I went to take the halter off and she reared up and landed on my ankle(*hard) Anyhow the pain was striking my foot so I was forced to let go of the lead! She ran straight to her buddies in the field. I called the lady who owns the barn for help because my foot was really hurting and she went to grab the leadline & halter since it was quite a walk to where my horse ran off to! What can I do so my horse doesn't take off and so that I have time to take off her halter? Am I doing something wrong? I've worked with horses for 10 ten years and never had this big of a problem! What can I do to make her stop rearing when she doesn't get her way? Thanks!
3rd Aug 2002, 06:57 PM
It wasn't your fault, horses just get a little excited. i am lucky enough to have an anti social pony who goes out in the field on his own. he nevers gallops in the field at all. He either eats or sleeps (and occasionally chases with me!!) so when i let him off he just grazes.
When letting a horse off, make sure that they are facing the gate as it takes their mind of their mates. do not stand infront of your horse. Stand at the side and take the halter off and step away.
Sounds easy, but remember horses are very unpredictable creatures.
3rd Aug 2002, 07:45 PM
I make a habit of giving any horse a titbit AFTER I have taken the halter off, so even horses that run off on other people have sussed me out and wait politely (most of the time!)
4th Aug 2002, 03:35 AM
Thanks for reasurring me!
I love my horse but after a crazy day today (* I guess we all get like this!) I just felt down! My horse hasn't acted like this in a LONG time and everytime she does I have to admit I get a bit depressed... Like she is turning into a naughty horse! But I'm pretty sure it was juss a bad day!
15th Aug 2002, 06:26 AM
I thought i had it bad. my horse will stand right next to me and have me pinned in the corner of the fence by the gate, then, he will rub his head on me so i start to fall over, LOL. then i have to shoo him to go away
15th Aug 2002, 01:58 PM
Hahaha I wish my horse just rubbed me........... nooooo she decided she needed to rear up and land right on my ankle! *Ouch*....lol
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