Oink, oink, OINK OINK OINK

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.

Oink, oink, OINK OINK OINK

Postby cat_67 on Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:21 am

So we had an OHSET show here this weekend and they put the cows in the warm-up ring overnight, leaving quite the mess of old nasty hay behind. I tried to ride Connor in there tonight. I should have known better. We had a pony tantrum of epic proportions. He did not want to go past the hay. He wanted to go TO the hay, yanking his nose to the ground like a 30-year old lesson horse. Every time around, we battled about whether or not we were going to make the turn, with the pony nose one direction and the pony body going the other despite lots of outside leg. A couple times we wound up kind of walking slowly, sideways into the wall because he wasn't giving up and I wasn't either. Finally he pretty much gave up and was pretty good except that I could tell if I let my guard down, he'd be eating. ;)

I now know what Juliane was talking about when she wrote her "Stubborn One" post below. :D I told the pony he is NOT starving, has not been starved for a LONG time and it is not necessary to stock up on any molecule of old nasty hay he sees in case nice, fresh expensive hay stops coming. Also explained that ponies are NOT, contrary to what the mini's at the barn may have told him, supposed to be wider than they are tall. OINK.
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Postby seahorse on Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:44 am

ROFLOL that is sooooooooo Funny Cat! I have an awesome mental picture of the battle! I hope we can find him a home soon so that his new people can get to know how cool this guy is even when he is being a BAD PONY!!!! LOL
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Postby cat_67 on Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:17 am

Yeah, it's not like he's ever dangerous, but if he gets it into his mind he's going somewhere, it takes a lot to redirect him. He reminds me of a pony cross named Heidi that I learned on who used to bolt to the end of the indoor with me because that is where the hay was stored. :)
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