Sounding off!

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greyhorse
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Sounding off!

Postby greyhorse » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:39 am

My horse gets really wild when he hears horses behind him. We had a few manic moments on the weekend, as it was splashy and he thought he'd better head for the hills. Does anyone put cotton in their horses ears for hacking?

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Re: Sounding off!

Postby Princessnaynay01 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:05 pm

My friend I used to ride with put cotton wool in her horses ear and he jumped out of his skin at anything visual. He used to run away from people talking on a ride, but with cotton he tried to run away from everything!

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Re: Sounding off!

Postby greyhorse » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:43 pm

Ah - not the result I was looking for. I guess he would be sharper visually, and more surprised by things as he wouldn't have heard them before catching sight of them. Back to the drawing board, I guess!

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Re: Sounding off!

Postby pukkapony » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:29 pm

Maybe design wing mirrors for horses then fill his ears with cotton!?

Not very helpful I know but I do have a sensible suggestion;

Try standing with your horse while others go past it, and asking/making your horse not take off - by repetition, you should be able to eventually eliminate the problem, It may take a bit of time & organization but it may just work.


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