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    Stud (lead) chain advice

    My gosh! I didn't even think of a rope halter. It's what he came with. I stopped using it because it was so difficult to tie due to his bushy mane. But I'm going to get back to de-senitizing him to the clippers so he has a bridle path. Duh. Thank you!
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    Stud (lead) chain advice

    Thank you everyone. Have posted a picture of Eddy. After reading all your posts I've decided not to go with a stud chain. Eddy is just not scared of things. You're all right--of course a strange dog jumping out of the vet's rig would scare him. I think I'll work on improving our connection...
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    Stud (lead) chain advice

    I agree with my vet not controlling his dog. Eddy is not scared of weird objects (like a chipper and a weird looking pile of cut up tree) that lots of horses would be afraid of. I've been leading him up and down our driveway and he leads just fine. He's just worried about new people---and...
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    Stud (lead) chain advice

    My quite new 11-12 year old rescue mini had to go to the vet a few days ago. He almost got away from me when the vet's dog jumped out of his vehicle. Then whenever a dog came out of the small animal clinic building he was on high alert. The vet thinks he's been chased by a dog when he and his...
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    Training for connection and respect

    Thank you. Someone else responded similarly and since then I've thought "he's going to come to me" rather than "he's going to play hard to get" and it seems to work.
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    Training for connection and respect

    Thanks for your reply and for answering my other question about whether they all have pony in them. The rescue I got Eddy from said she thought he had some pony in him. Sounds like they all do.
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    Training for connection and respect

    Oh my. I need to think about what I'm thinking!!
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    Training for connection and respect

    Thank you! He will approach me on occasion. I've had to halter him because he has an abscess and I need to soak his foot (he stands patiently and even lifts his foot for me to put it in the tub). He will then turn his head and check me out. He's definitely not scared of me. I wonder if...
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    Training for connection and respect

    Mindy, thank you for your reply. Would you elaborate on "teaching them to catch you". I'm guessing you are meaning walk away from them or at least just have your shoulder pointing towards them and get them to come to you? Thank you.
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    Training for connection and respect

    Thank you. Funny thing is Eddy didn't seem to know what to do with treats when I first got him. He wasn't interested in bits of apple and rolled peppermint treasts around in his mouth. He is now liking then,.
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    Training for connection and respect

    Thank you. I see what you're saying now.
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    Training for connection and respect

    Taz, how do you respond when they show stress indicators--I believe you were referring to turning the head away or looking away from you as stress indicators. Thank you.
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    Training for connection and respect

    I rescued a mini (38" high but the rescue thought he had some pony in him) about a month ago. He wasn't trusting and hated to be approached and have a halter put on him. We've made great strides in accepting the halter. He picks up his feet now without me asking. Basically when he is haltered...
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    Horse Wanted Mini/pony wanted in Oregon

    Looking for large mini or pony in Oregon Willamette Valley region. Teens or older for a companion horse.
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