Arghhh went to bring the horse in for the girl who keeps him here tonight he was barging me at the gate so I gave him a sharp tug on the headcollar at which he spun round then reared up at me..at 16.2hh he can go quite high.
I know it was because I gave him the tug to make him stand..he gets away with anything. I told the girl and she said she normally lets him walk himself in as doesn't like to be led
made me realise how well mannered mine are, fudge may sometimes be bargy but stops when told.
That's not good! I thought he was in the railway carriage stable? Or have I got crossed wires? I really hate leading difficult horses. That other yard I was working at used a chifney on two of the horses because they were a bit of a handful to lead, and would rear if you pulled back. Both Misty and Kita could sometimes be naughty leading, especially if it's windy, but at least neither rear(ed).
Bad manners are something I hate with a passion.
Most are due to the way the owners handle them too,
If the owners want their horse not to have manners, then the owner should be the one to always handle it and never ask someone else to.
To have a well-mannered horse is so easy and the horse is not only a pleasure to own but often far happier too when it knows the boundaries
..............A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you,
............................... but a noble companion walks by your side.
I hate bad mannered horses too! I used to look after two that had no manners at all (and both were 16.2hh+ and BIG). Mine are pretty good really - Eira was dreadful to lead while on box rest and I had to use a chifney to have any chance of holding onto her, but that wasn't her fault (you try living in a little box for 6 months!). Now she is out she probably has the best manners of the lot!
I really think that as a horse owner you have to be responsible and teach them manners - they are so dangerous when they are rude!
Yard life so complicated!
I suffering with an absolute ***** of a owner her horses are rude bargy but she doesnt give a dam....and even tried to suggest that its my horse thats the problem grrrr
I wont have anything to do with her horses now cant be bothered with the stress and someone was going to get injured fetching her horses in and out!
That's terrible! I can't stand horses, big or small, with bad manners. They are all too strong to be misbehaving and it's dangerous.
One of my biggest pet hates is rude horses. My horses have all, always, stood to tie up, be groomed etc., lead nicely in hand, stood at the open door of a stable unless told otherwise, moved back when asked, stood for the hose, etc. I know there are exceptions but for the most part, if a horse is told sternly from the off that this is the way it is to be, most of them learn pretty sharpish.
I'll admit, I have been known to raise my voice and (don't jump on me) am not against brute force, like a shoulder barge or a flick with a rope, when absolutely necessary, but I do think it's only safe for horses to know their place and have utmost respect for their handler.
I hate having to do anything with a lot of other peoples' horses for that exact reason. Even if I'm just trying to get mine out of the field I usually end up with 3 or 4 squashing them up against the gate. I was beaming with pride when I watched a girl bring her pony out of the field while Saf was at the gate. She just put her hand on Saf's shoulder and lovely Saffy moved well away from the gate and gave her plenty of space