I've created a monster...

14h, 8 year old, bay pony gelding. The FLO picked this horse up from an Indian Reservation and was told that he was wild. The FLO owner decided to hold him back for now, so he halter broke him. This guy is a little resistant to having the halter put on but once it is on, he walked calmly and obediently behind him.

I've created a monster...

Postby cat_67 on Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:31 pm

Cows again tonight. Connor did not want to trot, pay attention or anything else. He wanted to stop and watch team penning in the adjoining arena. He was fascinated. He was so busy watching team penning, he was tripping over his own feet trying to trot around in the warm up ring with me. I got a really good leg workout and he did get worked, but he had the attention span of a gnat tonight. :)
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Postby seahorse on Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:46 am

ROFLOL he wants to be a COW pony LOL :shock:
now remember he is supposed to be going over jumps or eventing......not chasin cows LOL I love it!
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Postby cat_67 on Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:16 pm

He DOES want to be a cow pony. I wonder if he was turned out with cows on the reservation?

Next week I'm going to go out there and ride him with the cows, see if he will chase them. I figure it's all good, it's all just desensitizing him to more things he may see at a show or an event one day!
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Postby ptownevt on Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:38 pm

I had an old TB mare that I rescued years ago. She had been a broodmare after she evented for 10 years and then got dumped. Anyway, I had her turned out with my father's cows one summer and she took a calf away from a cow that had given birth in the pasture. She had driven the cow away and was mothering the calf. Licking it, talking to it, trying to get it to nurse. When my uncle went out to get it, my mare wouldn't let him have it without a fight either. Needless to say she wasn't his favorite, but she did love her babies.
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Postby LorsaDoon on Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:06 pm

It is always good to have an All-Around horse. If he is a fearless kind of guy he could always compete in some of the trail classes. You would be surprised at the horses that will go through ditches, under water falls, over all kinds of obstacles, but when they go by a cow or mule. WATCH OUT. They stop and stare like they never saw one of those.
I like to go and watch the Oregon Trail Compitition each November in Eugene. Maybe he would excell at something like that too.
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