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Flying Stars

Member Since 27 Jan 2003
Offline Last Active Oct 17 2014 12:10 PM

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In Topic: Family Phone Calls.......

11 October 2014 - 01:56 PM

So sorry to hear this Oz! Will uplift you and your family in my prayers! 

In Topic: Starting Again On An Older Horse

11 October 2014 - 01:55 PM

I agree with Vet checking her over..than ever so gradually introduce her to some work.


It is great to see senior horses out there and being active! 

In Topic: Refusing Backing Up

11 October 2014 - 01:53 PM

I have yet to ride with spurs...this is something that needs taught on the ground, than using the same cues that was on the ground..use them while up on the horse. 


I agree Dondie, sometimes that will do the trick right there. 


Tom Thumbs, I despise the wretched things. I really do. 



How is he doing now Pink? 

In Topic: 1.5 Year Old Filly Kicking, Rearing, And Biting

06 October 2014 - 10:32 PM

Oh Smilie! LOL 

In Topic: 1.5 Year Old Filly Kicking, Rearing, And Biting

06 October 2014 - 10:32 PM

This little filly sure has your number I am afraid. She has learned that she can cause you to back off and get her jolly own way. 

The longer you let her do this, the more violent she will become. 


You have to nip this in the bud! As soon as something happens, a bite, a kick...whatever it may be..she needs to think that she

is being threatened within an inch of her life for about 3 seconds. Than go back to what you were doing and being her friend. 


Wrong behavior leads to unpleasant things, such as making her move those feet...put her to work..back her up...circle her etc etc. 

A kick deserves an immediate smack on the butt shoulder..and a firm ah ah AH!! Well, so does a bite too. Whatever you do, it cannot be

a delayed reaction. 


Never ever let her swing her butt towards you. The butt towards you is "disrespect" , pinning the ears is a form of disrespect as well. 


Just telling her No or Quit is not going to get the job done at this point in time. 


Start with getting things under control one thing at a time. You know she has a habit of biting , work on that. As soon as you even see her thinking about 

moving in for a nip. I'd bump that halter sharply/quickly and loudly say Quit It! 


Consistency is very crucial here! I cannot say this enough! Always end each session on a good note! 


Good Luck!