Reply To: Herd-bound Horse

Joan Fry Original Poster
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Thank you very much, bnelrod. I especially like the “trailer her away” advice. She is boarding close enough to us that I could take her home for a long weekend and ride her here. I think that will solve a lot of her problems. Meanwhile I’ll do as you suggested and stick close to the pasture my first few times, and gradually get farther and farther away. She doesn’t buck–maybe crow hops a little, but mostly she violently shakes her head from one side to the other and strikes out with a foreleg. Not too pleasant, but I don’t think she’s trying to get me off. She’s just lodging a protest.