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kamarr

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kamarr says:

Disscus spookying here

 my horse spooks what can i do to calm him down but he spooks at tractors black bales and leaves and many more but not plastic bags :)

Kirsty I love Kamarr and Max my lil monsters

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kamarr

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kamarr says:

Re: Disscus spookying here

 but i dont want him to calm as he gets lazy when riding i want to know how to stop him spooking all the time x thank you :)

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DuffyDuck

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DuffyDuck says:

Re: Disscus spookying here

Few Q'S! How old is he? How long have you had him? What does he do on a weekly basis? And what do you feed him?

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highlander

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highlander says:

Re: Disscus spookying here

I tend to find nervous horses are the ones who have less confident and/or firm handlers. My lad can be very spooky, to the point he has been known to throw himself thro stable doors. I went back to my own basics and worked on how firm I was. He needed me to be a more consistent, confident handler. 20mins meant I re-learnt how to be just that and now there is pretty nothing that scares him (other than small white dogs, they're terrifing. He's been bitten twice by westies.) I recommend a good instructor, also I'd look at what you feed, your routine, his age and experience is very important too.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Disscus spookying here

Boom proof horses not such a thing anyone who says so is in for a nasty shock, my old Tonka was very near but you are always aware and usually can feel them tense up jumped and cleared 7ft from stand dont know to this day why. Did ride one who hated rain water gratings at the side of the road not all some, perhaps could hear things we cannot, spooked at red buses but not red ones even though same model, then would try and race the steam train going through sutton Park when it blew its whistle. Lara had a fit with a black bin liner blowing in a council waste bin stood on her hind legs 360 spin, dropped a shoulder, bucking turn frightened the life out of a dog walker, frightenend me as well. Sabrina kicked me in the mouth due to a firework, but early days. What I once was told was this" You don't know the colour of fear till you ride a horse."  Tia stood on her hind legs and 360 spin in the middle of Rosemary Hill Road Four Oaks when an idiot driver sounded their horn, Tonka did the trick of trying to put his hind feet through a windscreen as did Lara with idiot drivers like this.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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kamarr

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kamarr says:

Re: Disscus spookying here

 Thanks for the help but it was nothing hes still a bit spooky but what horse isnt btw hes 8 :D x and it was just caus he was in a liver yfull of mares with only 2 geldings him and this other one who always used to fight if they got close so he didnt like to leave and wasnt settled on hack we haved moved him from there to our own field with my 3 geldings they get on great thanks anways and 3 pictures attach to show hes good :D x

Picture 1 ) us on a hack 

Picture 2 ) Him and my other 2 in the field :D

Picture 3 ) On a hack :D x

Kirsty I love Kamarr and Max my lil monsters

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