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sde77

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sde77 says:

Help!! 2 Horses

 Bought my first horse 4 months ago - 15.2 TB mare and along with her my younger sister bought a 14.2 Connemara gelding, both lovely but they are becoming an absolute nightmare! they are both put out into field in the morning and taken in at night - the 2 of them are almost always together.. have real problems with the 15.2 rearing and bucking whether its in the field, when im taking her in from the field or now she has started doing it when im riding her - is this her testing? If its not the mare that starts it, its the Gelding, im at my wits end with this!! was told i need to firm up with them but i honestly dont no what to do?? any suggestions or answers will be greatly recieved! :)

 

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Bananas

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Bananas says:

Re: Help!! 2 Horses

i would say its her bread but did you have her veted when you got her because if you didnt she may have been druged :/ and you cant sue if you didnt vet her but if you did it may be her bread if your not shore you could call her old owner and ask if she was with geldings in her last home :) hope that helps

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sde77

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sde77 says:

Re: Help!! 2 Horses

yes i was riding her for a few months before i bought her - she can b spooky but nothin major jus a wee jump - shes turin into really hard work, not sure if i can handle her much more.. it seems 2 b the two horses rubbin off on each other - we went for hack 1 day and they both took off down the road its jus so scary because u never no whats gona happen next!! they also had both started to come to me in field up until last week and now all of a sudden theyve stopped, no amount of calling or shaking buckets would get them 2 the gate, and then when go into field and i eventually get hold of 1 of them an get them they take off and gallop around before i can get them again..  thinkin of mayb separating them but dont want to stress them and making things worse!!

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windinthemane

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Re: Help!! 2 Horses

How much do you them exercise? The old owners might have exercised more as it would have been in summer/spring. I know some dealers/owners desperite to sell will exercise the horses before you come to see it so the horse will behave for you.

It's ok if you give up as long as you come back later to try again.

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sde77

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sde77 says:

Re: Help!! 2 Horses

yes well theres the thing i own my own business and before Xmas i hadnt got them out - my friend and me took the two of them out last week and they were absolutely good as gold, then I was riding her on Sunday and she started bucking - wasnt expecting her 2 start that mind u and i came off - hurt myself and didnt get on so friend got up and she started same rubbish again!!  she had been lunged the day before i rode her the first time but not on Sunday - sorry this is all little bits of info...

 

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windinthemane

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Re: Help!! 2 Horses

That could be your problem..... If possible if I were you I would try get out and lunge them for 20 minutes every day just to keep them ticking over.  If you are feeding them oats or hard feed I would comsider cutting down on that. Also you could ask the old owners if they were turned out with mares/geldings before as some horses can get very attachted to each other.

 

It's ok if you give up as long as you come back later to try again.

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Help!! 2 Horses

Hi, are your horses in a field together without any other horses ? Also how much turnout do they get and what are you feeding them ? Sorry for all of the questions but the bucking could be down to so many different things ! Have you had your tack checked, just to make sure that everything is comfortable and fits correctly, also i would be inclined to have a qualified equine physio out to give your horse a check over, maybe her back is hurting her. Your vet should be able to recommend a good physio, most physio's will check the fit of your saddle and although they are not saddle fitters can usually tell if something is wrong. Just another thought, could you contact your horses previous owner for advice, she might be able to shed some light on the situation. If you have eliminated any source of pain or discomfort and it is'nt down to the feed then it could just be excess energy and your horse feeling too good ! My horse has more energy in the Winter.

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