Just an angry horse

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by leverage, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. lhoward

    lhoward Senior Member

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    I don't think that "bad mannered" horses are the ones landing in lesson jobs.

    I do think lesson jobs turn a horse sour over time. And honestly, can you blame it ?

    Unless it is only used by advanced riders that already have a good seat and good control over their hands, they are constantly being punished.
    No matter how good of a job they do, they get pulled on, jerked around, bounced on, etc etc. Horses learn through release. They get rewarded for a job well done. Lesson horses rarely experience anything rewarding in their job, no matter how hard they try.

    Anyone would get sour.
     
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    No no hahaha, I loved riding him at first. But now I have gotten my mare and improved and as of the past month of so began disliking his ride.
     
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  3. leverage

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    He is a more advanced horse so only advanced riders can ride him.
     
  4. bobo and horses

    bobo and horses Senior Member

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    Sure, of course, yes, that's the answer.
     
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  5. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    :tiphat:
     
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  6. Pony123

    Pony123 Full Member

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    tell me, just a question, does leverage come from direct pressure? If not, ignore....
     
  7. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    I'm guessing it's a combination of things. Obviously hasn't had good manners put into his training on the ground/body space and respect. Sounds like pain and work sour contribute also.
     
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  8. RelaxMax

    RelaxMax Senior Member

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    you look familiar
     
  9. Mcdreamer

    Mcdreamer Senior Member

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    It takes a lot of effort and energy for a horse to be that grumpy. He probably spends his days toting people around, having his mouth pulled on, and my guess would be doesn't enjoy his work. I would look at his environment too. What's the turn out situation? Does the horse have any horse friends he likes to spend time with? Sounds like this horse needs a change and that humans have failed him.
     
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  10. Kappa

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    This thread is making me sad, but this really hit home. Poor horses. Better than starving to death in a field, however.
     

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