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lottyshona

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lottyshona says:

Catching Problems

Hello!!

Just a lil Q's! HOW DO I CATCH A TRICKY PONY!?!? please help ASAP because i have lots of pony clubs and if i cant catch her i cant go! any ideas shot them out of your mouth i take any answers

 

Many Thanks

Lotty and troublesome Shona

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jenappaloosapony

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Re: Catching Problems

 Leave a headcollar on her. Don't call her, just walk up, pat her, give her a carrot and clip rope on.

OR

Just sit/stand until she comes till you, offer handful of pony nuts or some carrots or mints,

JennyMyAppaloosa♥Loveyou

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jenhavocmanny

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Re: Catching Problems

 Join Up helps  with My H.

 

Also used to know a pony who was a real pain to catch, so I'd pretend to eat an apple, making great enjoyment noises, and he couldn't resist coming to find out what I'd got that was so nice!

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lottyshona

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lottyshona says:

Re: Catching Problems

Hello thanks but if you go in the field she will kick thats the only problem jenappaloosapony but a good idea! jenhavocmanny I'll give it a go it is raining so i am going to go try and catch her and give her a feed its horrid rain!!!

 

Here are a few pictures of her some of her galloping away and some once we have been able to catch her lol

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Catching Problems

If every time you catch her she gets ridden, she'll maybe act like this because of that.

Try going up to her a few times with no headcollar, just a treat or apple or something, make a fuss of her, and let her go again.

Do that a few times, then try the same with a headcollar - put it on if she'll let you , make a fuss, give a treat, let her go.

It will take a while, it won't be a quick fix thing - also  as jenhavocmanny says, try join up, it helps with a lot of things as it puts you as the dominant one, not her.

Good luck xx

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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ellasmellaa

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ellasmellaa says:

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 Hi, when my ponys being hard to catch i just follow him using a flick of the rope to keep hm going if i need to. Then usually he gets fed up and comes to me. Its good this way as then its his chioce in a way! Its all to do with herding. Personally i wouldnt leave a headcoller on unless its field safe.

Good Luck

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CharParsley620

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Re: Catching Problems

jenappaloosapony said:

 Leave a headcollar on her. 

A fieldsafe headcollar please! normal headcollars are dangerous to leave on.

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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CharParsley620

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Re: Catching Problems

bang and shake a bucket. My little horse was absolutely shocking to catch. For Christmas, a friend of mine got me a tube of horse snacks. Now I've got it filled with nuts and I shake it..he comes over. Once I've put the headcollar on, he gets a reward and gets a handful of nuts.

 

Hasn't failed me yet and he was appalling to catch.

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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