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Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back
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HannahRodeoCowgirl
Reg. Apr 2014
Posted 2018-07-08 12:38 PM (#7401828)
Subject: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back



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New OTTB that sets back when tied and spooks at something. Sometimes he is totally fine, but randomly will spook (at apparently nothing) and will set back until his halter breaks, then will run off. Blocker tie ring works great, but he has learned he can just gently pull on it and get more and more slack in the rope, and eventually will be loose. I've thought of putting multiple halters and lead ropes on him so he can break one, and then is still tied, etc...but he only sets back when scared, so I'm not sure of something to do on a daily basis that will work when he spooks. He will stand tied for days if not spooked. Any ideas would be great, thank you!
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Fun2Run
Reg. Jul 2005
Posted 2018-07-08 1:12 PM (#7401829 - in reply to #7401828)
Subject: RE: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back



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I have those Blocker tie rings everywhere. Some of the horses will pull on the rope and escape, so I put a knot in the end, or near the end. There's another tie deal called the Safe T Tie that comes undone when a horse sets back hard. They're on Amazon, but if your horse is a true puller, that probably won't work.
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2018-07-08 1:54 PM (#7401830 - in reply to #7401828)
Subject: RE: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back



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hotpaints
Reg. Feb 2007
Posted 2018-07-08 7:59 PM (#7401849 - in reply to #7401828)
Subject: RE: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back


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Go back and do lots of desensitization on the ground and I would tie him with a rope halter to a tree or something stout. He needs to be tied so he can not break anything and get loose. Lots of desensitization on the ground and under saddle will help a lot.
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Fun2Run
Reg. Jul 2005
Posted 2018-07-08 8:03 PM (#7401850 - in reply to #7401849)
Subject: RE: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back



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hotpaints - 2018-07-08 7:59 PM

Go back and do lots of desensitization on the ground and I would tie him with a rope halter to a tree or something stout. He needs to be tied so he can not break anything and get loose. Lots of desensitization on the ground and under saddle will help a lot.

OK, but you can do desensitizing with the Blocker tie ring. I no longer tie a horse solid because they can do so much damage to themselves.
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OhMax
Reg. Feb 2013
Posted 2018-07-08 10:11 PM (#7401854 - in reply to #7401828)
Subject: RE: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back


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There are different ways you can run the rope through that will not allow him to just walk away as easily, they have videos on the blocker tie ring site I believe. You can also use a cotton rope which will not slide as easily as nylon if that is what you’re currently using.
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Yakima
Reg. Mar 2008
Posted 2018-07-08 10:52 PM (#7401857 - in reply to #7401828)
Subject: RE: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back



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That pony probably wasn’t sacked out good enough :0|
Sturdy post like a cross tie that is concreted in so as not to get pulled up.
A good solid tree
Works also.
Inner tube and loop over post and tie to post w nylon rope or a lead road. .
Loop side attach/tie another nylon lead rope w a large bull snap on that side.
Make sure this is slightly above head and adjust the tie out length so horse can’t get head down to far.
Make sure there is no wire fencing at post so when horse sucks back and comes forward they don’t put feet thru wire.
So clear landing area.
Put a good halter, Like a johnson halter one that buckles on and hook tube attached leadrope.
Now if it were me?
I’d take this opportunity to gather up some sacking out items ;}
Like a paper feed sack and a livestock stick or a broom stick.
This is good for noise and big movements.
Get behind pony at a non kick distance.

Put stick n sack and pop it up and down and swing it up high and across the ground :0]

Also get a bath towel and get behind pony and swirl and pop and swish across the ground n such.
Drop buckets behind him.
Move around both sides and make it interesting .
Fling your arms n big circles and jump and stomp at him.
Make him watch you and then move easy around him and jump ;0}

Make him suck back and do this for several days.
Leave him standing there for a bit after you get thru to think on things.

The whole point to this is to not spank or correct him but to get him to thinking on his own that it not a big deal and it’s more work to act a nut than to just stand and watch the show ;0)

He’ll get tired and eventually quit;0)

Edited by Yakima 2018-07-10 2:07 PM
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Griz
Reg. Sep 2003
Posted 2018-07-09 5:45 AM (#7401862 - in reply to #7401828)
Subject: RE: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back


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I had one who was the same, only pulled when spooked. I got tired of replacing the trailer tie rings so I went with a blocker tie ring.
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azsun
Reg. Jun 2006
Posted 2018-07-09 12:06 PM (#7401886 - in reply to #7401828)
Subject: RE: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back


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I have one that does this. He was abused, so desensitizing is just more abuse. He's 17 and I've owned him for going on 6 years. I put him on some magnesium and smartpak tranquility or serenity, can't remember which. He will stand with a tie blocker. As long as he feels like he can feel the give in the lead rope, he's good. If he pulls back and hits the end of the rope, he will fight until he breaks something and can get away ... once he's broken free ... he stops. I don't have any advice, other than, have his eyes checked and go from there. There are just some horses that are more sensitive than others.
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mruggles
Reg. Oct 2008
Posted 2018-07-09 2:52 PM (#7401899 - in reply to #7401828)
Subject: RE: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back



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First thing i would do..is get his eye sight checked and then get him checked for ulcers...m
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r_beau
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2018-07-10 11:03 AM (#7401970 - in reply to #7401828)
Subject: RE: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back



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I would try hobble training him.

I would also work on desensitizing him more, so he spooks less.

 
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Rebecca Leigh
Reg. Mar 2006
Posted 2018-07-11 12:07 PM (#7402072 - in reply to #7401828)
Subject: RE: Help! Spooky Horse that Sets Back



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I agree with a vet exam to rule out any issues & trying to work on tying, in a very controlled atmosphere.

I have one that sets back for absolutely no reason. He was that way when I got him, fairly young, he’s now in his later teens and still sets back. I decided it’s not worth tying him & it was something I had to deal with. I hauled him, just found pens & he stands very quiet, if not tied. I am able to tie him in pens, but that’s it. I honestly believe some are just that way. To me, it wasn’t worth risking injury to him or me or anyone to tie him.

Good luck.
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