Some colts are horrible to their moms! I have a 7 month old boy I'm weaning at the moment cause he is just being a bully now to his mom, most mares I've had don't ever want to see their sons again!!!!! After a few years one mare is now happily in a herd with her now 5 and 3yo sons but before now she would still run away from them. You said your self he's chasing her away, is there no one else to put with her? I assume her son is now gelded? Cause if not he won't care that she's his mom!!
Yes he is gelded and very bolshy towards everyone, the original plan was to put my dartmoor in with her and have him in the patch next to them but the little nervous pony decided she didn't like my pony (even tho they have always been fine on opposite sides of the fence) and started kicking her and before I had chance to take my pony out she had ran through the fencing and the son had escaped in. It was the most strangest thing I have ever seen and the nervous pony was fine with him. When I get my Rosie back I would put her in with her but she's also a bit to in your face and wouldn't let the other pony have a look in
Post by emilyhume1988 on Dec 19, 2011 12:26:02 GMT 1
i had loads of problems catching my warmblood and couldnt get any were near him the best way i found is been turned out with my other horse and non other i tried all sorts and its working for me so far
We have tried that :-( shes out with her son now who is too friendly but she always keeps her distance and when I put my mare in with her she went mad and literally kicked my pony out lol was quite funny to watch tho my poor pony just darted straight under the electric fence lol. Although now the grass is turning to mud I am putting my mare back out with them both but a much bigger field so hopefully when we take food and hay up and she sees the 2 getting lots of fuss she might be interested. I personally think she's just so used to people she nos leaving her that she can't see her owner has her for life and doesn't want to do anything with her that she doesn't want to Do and will just be happy to get a head collar on her and just give her the love this sweet little pony deserves
Have you not got a stable or a small enclosed space? I would get her on her own with her sons just of the fence or door so you can start spending time with her with out him getting in the way but where she can see him all the time. Sarahs book and technique is brillant but you need them in a space where they can't avoid you too much. I got a headcollar on an unhandled 3 year NF last weekend with 15 mins with Sarahs technique and within a week she is leading nicely
We did have her in a smaller patch with a shelter but because of all the rain it got too muddy so had to let her out so she could have some grass and not be up to her knees in mud, when I let my mare out I can put her in that small patch but will have the same problem with mud if this rain carries on. We could put electric fencing further up the field but don't like the thought of her only having water carried up to her not a self filling trough cos she is quite playful and will always kick it over and I wouldn't allow her owner (who lives on site to carry it up cos of her health problems) and cos I'm only up there once a day I would worry she won't have water. I will definitely get Sarah's book on pay day and have a read through and maybe me and her owner can tackle this issue and get her back to how she should be
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