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SymphonySun

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SymphonySun says:

In desperate need of help :( dont know what to do!

 Basically at my house i have a field of youngsters, a 4yo, a 3yo (mine), two 2yo's and a 1yo. None of them belong to me apart from the 3yo. They are all showjumpers to be and are owned by a well known showjumper in my area. The problem is, they are in a field, with electric fencing, the fence is about 1m20.. when i take my 3yo out of the field, the other horses go crazy and the 4yo jumps the fence, causing the 1yo to also try (and sometimes succeed) in jumping it too. Now i am far too scared to take my gelding out because i am scared of these horses as they are youngsters that havnt been handled so they are very bargy and kick. im also scared that they end up hurting themselves. This is a problem for me because i am wanting to start my 3yos education, the sand paddock is RIGHT next to their field, about 15m away from the fence so they can see eachother, yet they still try and get after him. 

WHAT DO I DO?!?!!!!? the 4yo i due to leave and go back to its owners competition yard but it may be for a couple months yet and i dont know if thats the problem as she is the one who jumps it but the others still go crazy! aNY SUGGESTIONS?! i cant afford the make the fence higher so does anyone know what to do? :(

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soniadevereux

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Re: In desperate need of help :( dont know what to do!

I would ask the owners of the other horses to come down at the same time. Then i would ask them to see what happens when you take your horse out. Seeing it with their own eyes and the potential of injury may make them take you issues seriously. Telling them over the phone, they may think youare "exagerating" things, but seeing it they cant ignore it. See if they can come over this weekend , as its a long weekend they should be able to make time for an hour or so.

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SymphonySun

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SymphonySun says:

Re: In desperate need of help :( dont know what to do!

 i have my 2 other horses at his livery so he knows what goes on but theres nothing he can really do about it.. he comes over about once or twice a week as im just round the corner from him but all his fields have 6ft fences so they had been used to them before.. can i just say soniadevereux that your picture look EXACTLY like my first pony who unfortunately got put down a couple of years ago, RIP Boy <>

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soniadevereux

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Re: In desperate need of help :( dont know what to do!

Sorry to hear about Boy.

I have only had Roobee 18 months. She is snowflake appy x tb, bred at the Mannog stud. I bought her Jan 2011 to use as a riding horse after 5 years of being a broodmare. I was told she was not in foal, but in May 2011 she gave me JJ a colt foal.  Roobee is now 16 and we are workign together to get he back into work. We have "discussions" but we have a mutaul understanding and we compromise if we need to. .

Piccy is Roobee with JJ at 3 months old

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Rio186

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Rio186 says:

Re: In desperate need of help :( dont know what to do!

It sounds like you are not getting much work done with your horse anyway, so could you try working with him beside (or even in) the field, so the other horses are still in view.  You can sometimes get horses used to things gradually, by taking your youngster out of the field, but not very far and for a very short amount of time, and then building on it graduallly... kind of the same as getting a dog used to staying at home, or in a car alone.

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soniadevereux

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Re: In desperate need of help :( dont know what to do!

Just to add, if the owners arent to bothered about what is happening, just take your horse out whenver you wnat and if any injuries do happen its not your fault. Just do what you want with your gelding and dont feel guilty. Seem that the owners arent bothered so just crack on and get working with your lovely lad. xxx

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SymphonySun

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SymphonySun says:

Re: In desperate need of help :( dont know what to do!

 Im more worried about the hassle because my confidence was completely broken about a year ago with my old horse so now im wary around new horses that i dont really know, and having already been kicked by one of the youngsters i dont like to get too close to them. 
picture of boy below :) not a good one really but only one i could find! 

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rhapsody

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Re: In desperate need of help :( dont know what to do!

What about securing some poly posts onto your fence posts and then running a line of electric fencing around them?  That way it'll give you a bit more height on the fence and shouldn't be too expensive.

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