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Leo2980

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Leo2980 says:

Re: Headcollars in the field

lauralou15 said:

 its not just trees branches gates though....does you horse have legs? if the answer to this question is yes then they are a hazzard! I wouldn't dare risk it after hearing the stories i would never forgive myself if something happened that I could've prevented by simply taking a headcollar off.



Yes unfortunately he does have legs....it would have been a great deal easier if he didn't!  We weighed up the pros and cons of leaving the headcollar on before we did this.  I have to say it was in desperation as we hadn't been able to get near him.  Once he had the headcollar on we worked on attaching the lead rope and from there to putting the headcollar on and off him.  Once we were able to do that reasonably sucessfully the headcollar was removed.  It would not of been our first choice to keep the headcollar on but it worked for us, he didn't seem bothered by it, and it was removed within a couple of weeks.  The only time it stays on now is if my daughter is away and they have gone into a different paddock, as he will not, under any circumstances, allow me to catch him for the first few days in a new paddock.

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lauralou15

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lauralou15 says:

Re: Headcollars in the field

Leo2980 said:
Yes unfortunately he does have legs....it would have been a great deal easier if he didn't!  We weighed up the pros and cons of leaving the headcollar on before we did this.  I have to say it was in desperation as we hadn't been able to get near him.  Once he had the headcollar on we worked on attaching the lead rope and from there to putting the headcollar on and off him.  Once we were able to do that reasonably sucessfully the headcollar was removed.  It would not of been our first choice to keep the headcollar on but it worked for us, he didn't seem bothered by it, and it was removed within a couple of weeks.  The only time it stays on now is if my daughter is away and they have gone into a different paddock, as he will not, under any circumstances, allow me to catch him for the first few days in a new paddock.


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Sorry i didn't want that to sound patronising or anything just read that back :-/ oops......had to smile at the unfortunatley he does have legs haha. I think that if it's the last resort and they are reletively supervised then you should do what you have to do if it makes life easier.

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