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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Hitting a horse in the face

The YO thinks it is ok to hit a horse in the face, this explains why many of the horses on the yard are head shy, and why mine goes for the YO with ears back and another barges her out of the way, the mares hate her. Now if I saw her hit my horse in the face she will get reported and hopefully closed as don't think she is a suitable person to be with horses. The one owner says its ok but I pointed out how would she feel if I belted her in the face answer but thats different my answer was it was not.

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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cookiecrazy

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cookiecrazy says:

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 Oh my god- I have never hit Merlin in the face :O never have done never will- when i get angry i take a deep breath and compose myself or walk away for a breather...

Merlin<3

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

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Kevin, get Sabrina out of there asap, look what happened to my Blair when he got hit in the face at my last yard - he ended up with facial fractures.  Don't let that happen to her. it's not fair.  A horse should never ever be hit in the face or on the head under any circumstances, your YO needs some education I think.

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rach82

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rach82 says:

Re: Hitting a horse in the face

Hi Kevin - you have said more than once on here that your YO hits horses over the head. You are not happy there and if what you say is true your YO is not fit to keep horses. If I had known just once that the YO hit horses over the head I would not be there - so if this is not the first case and she has admitted she does this to the horses  to you why are you still there? or why have you not reported her?

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rach82

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rach82 says:

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greyandbay said:

Kevin, that's 3 posts today basically saying your YO is a bully and a know it all - some time ago you were thinking of moving Sabrina, have you thought any more about it before you hit the YO?



Kevin -if that is 3 posts today and all the other posts previosly on here that you have accused your YO of abuse - then why hasnt it been reported?

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

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Icebunny said:

Hi,

 

I would never hit a horse on the head however you maybe able to offer some suggestions as to the current probelm i have with my playful 2 year old.  He plays a lot since he went out with the herd in Jan and bites the others terribly - not nastily, playfully.  None of the older horses seem to mind this behaviour and i have yet to witness any of them give him a true telling off.  He now thinks he can play with me too when i go in the field to catch him.  He comes to me no problem infact he races me to the gate everyday - he was over the other side tonight and he did an all out gallop the second he saw m at the gate.  As soon as i go in he goes to bite me, not nastily playfully but obviously this still hurts if he gets you.  I dont want to send him away from me as Im trying to catch him and that will confuse him and obviously i dont want to hit him but i have to push his nose away from me or block him when he swings in to bite me.  Once he gets out of the field his behaviour improves, he still tries the odd cheeky nip but not going to play like he does in the field.

 

Any suggestions how i can learn him that this  is unacceptable, I was hoping the herd would have taught him by now but its not looking like its going happen.

 

Thanks



 

What you are experiencing is the terrible twos.  Just like in children, horses when they get to this age start to push the boundaries a little.  Just as the horses in the field will let him know when he's out of line, then so must you, even if you're in the field with him and trying to catch him he must be shown that nipping is not allowed under any circumstance otherwise you will end up with a real problem.  Keep doing as you are doing and blocking him when he's trying to nip you, use your voice and tell him firmly NO, when he stops it then reward him with a pat.  If he becomes dangerous then you may need to be a bit more forceful with him and slap him on the shoulder (slap not leather him!) as you could end up with a nasty injury, or someone else could who goes into the field to get one of the other horses.  He just needs firm handling and reassurance with immovable boundaries.  My filly went through all this too, she'll be 3 in June and fortunately is much better now but she knows where the boundaries are.

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rach82

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rach82 says:

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Kevin has got the sympathy he craves again.

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DuffyDuck

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rach82 said:

Kevin has got the sympathy he craves again.



 

I'm sorry.. am I missing something here?
We don't flame here, take it elsewhere.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

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I really get fed up with comments from rach82 who has a problem with me for some reason, please refrain and keep your comments to yourself or go away. The answer to everyone yes the YO has been reported and yes actively looking for another yard but they seem to be full of this YO ex customers so name and phone number down at several. This forum is to exchange ideas and problems perhaps Rach82  would be better suited to the yard I am on she can have my stable all she need do is ask. Sorry all for that rant as this lady has a few problems which causes these outbursts and she is welcome to contact my Self-Help Group for people with Depression and other Mental Health Problems its info@imaginegroup.plus.com  or look in  the NHS year book or Age UK, Depression Alliance etc.

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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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

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rach82 said:

Kevin has got the sympathy he craves again.



 

What exactly is your problem?  The last time you made an unprovoked attack on Kevin you blamed it on alcohol, if this is again the issue then please contact AA and get the attention you obviously require. 

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

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kevinhiatt said:

I really get fed up with comments from rach82 who has a problem with me for some reason, please refrain and keep your comments to yourself or go away. The answer to everyone yes the YO has been reported and yes actively looking for another yard but they seem to be full of this YO ex customers so name and phone number down at several. This forum is to exchange ideas and problems perhaps Rach82  would be better suited to the yard I am on she can have my stable all she need do is ask. Sorry all for that rant as this lady has a few problems which causes these outbursts and she is welcome to contact my Self-Help Group for people with Depression and other Mental Health Problems its info@imaginegroup.plus.com  or look in  the NHS year book or Age UK, Depression Alliance etc.



 

Well said!

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