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Debbie Roberts Loucks, USA
Hello! 2014 Cyberhunt winner 100 lessons completed 150 lessons completed 200 lessons completed 250 lessons completed 300 lessons completed 350 lessons completed 400 lessons completed 450 lessons completed 500 lessons completed 550 lessons completed 600 lessons completed 650 lessons completed

What kind of help do you need, fede?


my horse has started to turn his hind end towards me when i want to put his halter on in the stall. help. my last horse did this as well. obviously i am doing something wrong.


If you need help then you should go to Montys website and join ask monty.Its free and really cool.He sends emails to you every week answering peoples questions.Good luck!

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I have dealt with a horse that did that to me. She had a reputation of being passive agressive (whatever!!). It would scare me a lot because the stall was only 24 by 24 and I certainly did not want to get kicked. I did take the chance of making her run (slowly ) around the stall and was careful not to be on her way. I would do that many times and the moment she'd stop to look at me, I'd take it as her way of submitting. When I'd approach her, she'd do it again. I therefore learned to make her run, stop when I felt she was more 'polite' and then go about doing my things and leave the stall. I must have done that a few times until one day, she let me get the halter on her. That is when I'd take her to the round pen to do the join up. That is when she realized that I was not going to hurt her but that I was above her on the ranking. I did go with my gut feeling and NEVER lost my temper though was scared I'd have to face her reluctancy again. I'd clear the feeling before going in with her though. She is now my beautiful amazing horse who listens to me and knows that I am there for her. It did take me about 3 months of her 'tolerating' me, putting me through what I just explained to you before she finally realized that I was not there to use her and leave her for days before coming to use her again. She is now trusting me. My experience from all of this is that, I tell her I love her and pet her like horses do but when it comes to approaching her, I am polite, kind but firm acting like I am there to take care of business. Once she shows me that she is kind and respectful too, then we sort of let go of the uptightness and go about our time being more relaxed. She knows that she will have fun if she is kind back- just like people.

Hope this was helpful.