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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Difficult Horse

I have found that changing yards has helped as how the owner feels if stressed will be passed to your horse making it stressed as well. So with Sabrina she is so very different in fact you would not think the same horse, also I believe she has a problem with human males, but she is finding that all human males are not the same and becoming the beautiful horse she should be but being a mare has problems which the owner me has not come across before even with Lara then before her I owned a Gypsy Cob Tonka for 21 years.

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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Fenris

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Fenris says:

Re: Difficult Horse

 Is she riding well now?

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Difficult Horse

It's good news that Sabrina is settled in her new yard, as you know we have a young mare called Tilly and I have always been used to geldings the same as you have ! What sort of problems are you experiencing with Sabrina Kevin ? 

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Difficult Horse

The problems are also connected with coming into season being a flirt and squirting at any male horse and calling. Also Sabrina has to be shown who is boss as will plant and also nap, the first time went out the side door. She did not want to be caught and led so to give anyone a fighting chance leave a leather headcollar on, then she plants every step of the way, then last night she did not want the bit in her mouth for the second time in the day. Sabrina when in work mode goes into a beautiful outline and I also believe she has male human issues as well as goes lovely for a female rider, and I can see the horse I bought and why, everyone commented on how beautiful she was with her outline and paces and her collected canter, also can do flying changes, but early days, also she forgot how to do a rein back yesterday for the other rider but does it quite well for me so tries it on, but only had her since last September, did not think I would ever get her like this, my confidence was squashed at the last yard I was at.

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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lydiarose

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lydiarose says:

Re: Difficult Horse

 Very true about the owner passing things through. I moved Woody a few weeks ago and he is like a different horse, but I think its down to me being more relaxed and happy where I am now!

Woodhouse JT <3

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SarahR123

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SarahR123 says:

Re: Difficult Horse

Good news to hear she's chilling.  I'm sure I read somewhere that WBs are one of the breeds that take longer to settle in and get to know you & it sounds as though you're getting more than glimpses of the lovely girl that she is in amongst all the naughty bits.  As time goes on, I'm sure the naughty bits will whittle away to very little...but being a mare, probably never to nothing! 

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WinnieBu

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WinnieBu says:

Re: Difficult Horse

I'm sorry but there is no difference between mares and geldings. Unless you treat them differently, IMHO saying a horse has problems because its a mare is a cop out! OP you claim to be a highly experienced horseman but all your posts seem to state otherwise.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Difficult Horse

I do not make any such claim of being an experienced horseman an Engineer Consultant is my line, and as anyone knows there is a difference between a gelding and a mare even though some people say there is not, also with a new horse you are unaware of any past history good or bad as the past owners can not tell you the full information. Also different home different horse, and all I have learnt in all the time I have been with horses is that beware of experts and you can never know everything, recent times I have learnt how to strip a horse (milk) and how to poultice 2 hooves at the same time twice aday, on first name terms with my Vet and Farrier who become your best friend, experience is the thing which through your gut tells you that help is needed asap. An Engineering saying is " you have not seen anything yet" also " if it can go wrong it will" this also applies to horses. That  also reminds me that geldings don't flirt like mad and squirt and go through electric fences to get to a stallion. Question what has the person called WinnieBu got to hide as blocked anything from me?

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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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