Will your horse come to you?
Posted 13 February 2008 - 11:31 AM
I am aggrevated b/c my gelding will let me walk up to him and catch him if he escapes the pature. I can even let him out in the yard during the summer to graze and he won't leave and I can catch him anytime.
My mare will not let me catch her if she escapes. She won't leave the property, but I really have to coax her with feed, ect. I could not even imagine turning her loose in the yard.
I suspect that it has nothing to do with her not trusting me or not being a good horse. Just wanted to know if anyone else has this problem.
Could you walk right up to your horse to catch it if it is loose or would it make you work to catch it?
Posted 13 February 2008 - 11:35 AM
Now in the pasture, Dusty and Vinny run away from me, Lonestar will gallop to me and wait for me to get his halter on, and Buddy just lets me walk up to him.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:44 PM
Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:26 PM
Skip demands two treats for her attention to catch her in the pasture, but she will follow you around everywhere without them.
Mysty will come up, but it's a walk and it's slow. And it's not everytime, but most of the time.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:44 PM
Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:12 PM
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:32 PM
Cowboy, Rusty, and Rain will all stand there for you to get their halters on.
The two mules are difficult to catch but not as bad as Belle
Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:39 PM
Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:52 PM
[ 02-13-2008, 02:53 PM: Message edited by: sweets4me ]
Posted 13 February 2008 - 03:04 PM
My horses have only gotten out once and that was because some one cut the the chain off the gate (they didnt know they combination code for padlock) every single one of them came right to me when i yelled out for them.
I dont play that game. I have had one in the past that would run the minute they saw a person (was fine once caught) that horses didnt stick around long. My stallion also tried it once and only once on me. He stays in the barn but goes out to run and play, one day he decided he didnt want to be caught so i said fine freeze and left him outside all night in the pasture, it got down to 23 below that night, but he has never done that to me since.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 03:36 PM
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:05 PM
One of my horses, Tari, was hard to catch when I first brought her home. I used a little reverse psychology to cure her. When she did this, I caught the others and did my best to keep her far, far away and from being caught. She's attached to my other horses, so of course would try to come close, but would run her off until I was ready to let her in. I've not had a problem since...sometimes when going out with a halter, she'll take one step back, I'll stop and give her time to think about what she wants to do, and she always makes the right decision within a second and walks to me. Smart horse.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:24 PM
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:26 PM
Morning comes up to the gate but then walks away for like 5 minutes before you can catch her.
Barra can be extremely hard to catch but for the last couple months has been coming up to me*crosses fingers*
Zona just waits for me to catch her. Lazy
Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:54 PM
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:10 AM
Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:30 AM
I will never chase a horse to catch it. If you do it once they remember.
Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:45 AM
The other boy whom I just bought, always comes up but because we dont have a bond yet, I assume because it's feeding time.
Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:24 AM
Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:43 PM
After she escapes and is running around in the yard, she won't let me walk up and catch her. It's like she is saying "I am free and rid of you". I hate that. She will come to me if I have feed though.
On the other hand, my QH will let me catch him no matter what. One day my whole herd took off and my QH just stayed in the yard.
Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:43 PM
Posted 15 February 2008 - 06:53 AM
She will stand there and look at me and then at the last minute she wants to turn and go but since I started with some round penning for respect, things have changed.
When she turns to go all I have to do is kiss to her and trow up the arm facing what ever directions she has turned to and she quickly decides she would rather come to me than have to run in circles. This works in the field even though she has about 2 acres that she could escape to. Silly thing is even when it takes a minute or to for her to join up she goes in circles around me instead of out into the open pasture.
Maybe she is just smarter than me and is playing games. She probably laughs all the way to the tack area behind my back.
Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:08 AM