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Jan 09

Posts: 356

kassylp says:

help me catch my naughty horse!!!!

Hey everyone

Well this summer pints is a nightmare!!! he has always had a cheeky side to being caught but this year he is worse than ever.

i can catch him once a week if im lucky. i go up wearing different stuff such as my office wear so he doesnt think i'll ride, sectioned off a small pen to corrall him into and corner him, feed, leaving headcollars on etc and nothing works.

he is in a field with our other horse josh and a pony, even if i bring them in he doesnt care.

winter he is awesome and will come galloping but no good to me at nights coz so dark and no schooling :-(

he is a brilliant horse and you'd think butter wouldnt melt but dont think i can go through another summer of him being a sod to catch. i cant ever arrange a hack with friends as chances are i wont catch him. if i leave him in 24/7 he swells and gets stroppy :-(


any advice would be awesome

thank you

Kas & Pints xx

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Sep 11

Posts: 2

susierabbit says:

Re: help me catch my naughty horse!!!!

hey kas,

i have a pony the same, i now keep him out with a head coller with a longish bit of bale twine hanging under his chin, mine started walking away just out of reach so i started going up sitting in the field eating ( well pretending to eat ) his carrotts i totally ignored him and when he came over i would turn my back, took a few days but now comes for a carrot  and i can grab the string while he is tryin to get the carrot out my hand. also for the first few times i never rode him just brought him in and fussed over him. hope this helps its a nightmare when they dont catch


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Jan 09

Posts: 2205

equi says:

Re: help me catch my naughty horse!!!!

 ....well that doesnt sound at all dangerous for the horse


Kassy if you ride everytime you bring him in in summer then no wonder he is being a sod, you can't fool them with clothes. I would suggest as mentioned, bring him in a few times a week just to make a fuss and turn back out within 10mins and not have it in such a routine, then he won't know what to expect when you are there. And i really reccommend not  puting anything on the bottom of his headcollar.

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Aug 10

Posts: 5196

kevinhiatt says:

Re: help me catch my naughty horse!!!!

The horse my son used to ride when he was young used to stand right in the middle of a shallow lake which was just deep enough to fill your boots. A feed bucket with their favourite food works sometimes unless you are an idiot and thrown a feed bucket at your horse so it will not work, this one woman had done this took us a couple hours to catch the horse total of 3 of us , I caught her horse just slowly walked towards it not running after it as its a lovely game to them, and I have better things todo than chase horses.

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