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Old 08-19-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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How to catch a horse 101............

Ok, my neighbor has been having some behavorial issues with his horses. One in particular. She is a black and white tobiano. Now of course just like children that hang around bad influences bad habits seem to spread. So his not so bad horse, the sorrel and white tobiano has picked up one of the bad habits too. So he was not very happy when he see's this when he tries to catch them today:



Soooo............ he decides that he needs one of these.



And after a little bit of this............



And this................



She quickly came to her senses which led to this:

Standing still:


Which led to joining up:


And the finale: The capture......


Let's see how she acts tomorrow...........
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:50 PM   #2
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Poor horses, they got caught!
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:52 PM   #3
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Oh what I wouldn't kill for one of those little bikes! My horse catching involves me running behind them until they stop that just seems so much more efficient!!!!!
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Poor horses, they got caught!
She is one smart cookie. She is just very stubborn and hard headed.
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I would be laughing soo hard!! I sooo want to do that for some reason!
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Pfff, my horse would turn and attack me on that thing, lol. but I would SO want to try it!!
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When we got our donkey we did the same thing. Once he stopped, we stopped . It didn't take him long to figure out that catching him was better than running.
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My other half has gotten so frustrated with the horses deciding they didn't feel like being caught, that he's pulled out the quad and given them, mainly his gelding a good run. I don't know how accurate the quad spedometer is, but I believe he said he clocked him at 48kms/hr (30 miles/hr) and our land is very hilly . Come to think of it, haven't had any problems catching his horse for the longest time, so maybe it really works

ETA: Actually, I can remember him doing it with our old truck too . One time it was because another gelding wouldn't allow himself to be caught and the farrier was there - THAT time was embarrassing
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I would be laughing soo hard!! I sooo want to do that for some reason!
Oh, trust me I was laughing all over the place.
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Pfff, my horse would turn and attack me on that thing, lol. but I would SO want to try it!!
One time I thought she was going to kick out. That would've been a bad decision on her part.

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When we got our donkey we did the same thing. Once he stopped, we stopped . It didn't take him long to figure out that catching him was better than running.
She started with very large circles that just kepr getting smaller and smaller. Then she looked like she was begging to be caught. I think this will bring her around to his way of thinking VERY quickly.
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My other half has gotten so frustrated with the horses deciding they didn't feel like being caught, that he's pulled out the quad and given them, mainly his gelding a good run. I don't know how accurate the quad spedometer is, but I believe he said he clocked him at 48kms/hr (30 miles/hr) and our land is very hilly . Come to think of it, haven't had any problems catching his horse for the longest time, so maybe it really works

ETA: Actually, I can remember him doing it with our old truck too . One time it was because another gelding wouldn't allow himself to be caught and the farrier was there - THAT time was embarrassing
I had a horse once that I had gotton from the farrier that I was using at the time that decided that she wasn't being caught for the farrier visit. I was so mad and so embarrassed at the same time.
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I had a horse once that I had gotton from the farrier that I was using at the time that decided that she wasn't being caught for the farrier visit. I was so mad and so embarrassed at the same time.
Maybe she was worried you were going to send her back ?! At least if any of your horse try it now, you'll know what to do, whether you chase them with something motorozed yourself, or just give your neighbor a call
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Maybe she was worried you were going to send her back ?! At least if any of your horse try it now, you'll know what to do, whether you chase them with something motorozed yourself, or just give your neighbor a call
None of mine do that thank heavens! But I sure know who to call.
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I tell you what... After her round pen session the other day (monday night) she was a more respectful horse. He walked her through the barn and I was standing there and said NICE. Look at that, But al I could say was NICE.
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How cool... and what a gorgeous horse..

I want one of those mules.. ours are not hard to catch.. but when they are way over on the other side of the pasture - about 6 acres of hills away - that sure would come in handy...
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How cool... and what a gorgeous horse..

I want one of those mules.. ours are not hard to catch.. but when they are way over on the other side of the pasture - about 6 acres of hills away - that sure would come in handy...
Yep, it would work for that too.
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Easier on the human then trying to run after them.
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I bet she figures out really quickly not to run from him!
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That girl is definatly a smart Cookie. I deal with her and Spice every day, they are sweet girls. This is my border and he loves his horses so much. I think he got tired of us Ragging him about getting that mare under control Surprised he did not want to kill us...
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That girl is definatly a smart Cookie. I deal with her and Spice every day, they are sweet girls. This is my border and he loves his horses so much. I think he got tired of us Ragging him about getting that mare under control Surprised he did not want to kill us...


You should have seen him out there yesterday. After he got over being angry with her he was having fun chasing her down.
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Haha, My friend uses his 4wheeler to catch his horses!
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