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Re: [RC] RE:Belsemo that won't load - Dawn Carrie

Donna,
I agree with Kathy...I think you should take advantage of Paul's generous offer.? Give him a chance to see what he can do with your horse.? As Kathy said, sometimes one just has to outlast 'em one time...? <G>?
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We have Paso Finos in addition to Arabians, and I *swear* every one of those little horses (the Pasos, not the Arabs) has a fertile mule somewhere in its pedigree!! ?Stubborn, pig-headed little creatures!!!? As my dad used to say, they could piss off the Good Humor man.? Pick a fight with them, you'll lose.? Try to stay calm and "out stubborn" them, you'd better have a LOT of time on your hands.? But that is the only way to win with the darn critters.??However,?once you prove that you *are* more pig-headed than they are and will not stop asking, they remember it and the next time you ask them to do that thing, there is little or no battle.? Of course, there is always something new for them to say "NO" to, and a new round of "who's more stubborn" to hash out.? LOL? One of my Arabs has some of those tendencies too, so I get lots of practice.? Fortunately, it's my husband who usually rides the Pasos.? :)
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Dawn Carrie, Texas
and Sundance (you comparing me to a Paso?!?)
and Bear (I'm the sweet one)

On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 4:24 PM, Kathy Macki <kemacki@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Nancy,

I really think you should take advantage of Paul's offer. ?It is very generous of him. ?I had a horse that I couldn't load. ?I even sold my really nice two horse and bought a stock trailer. ?Same story she still wouldn't go in. ?One day I made my mind up that she was going in even if it took all day. ?I had a very long rope with a bull snap on the end. ?I could hook it to her halter and then run the rope through a window, slat, whatever and then stand behind her. ?(Don't forget your gloves so that the rope can slide if he pulls). ?It took me hours but I never lost my temper and just keep working with her. ?I used a lounge whip (never hit her, just bothered her) and finally got her in. ?It was almost dark by then so I just took her down the road to my friend's house left her stand in the trailer while we had coffee and then came home. ?The next day I tried again and it took ten minutes. ?I used that rope for a long time and she never gave me any trouble. ?She is now my best loader and all I have to do is point her at the door. ?It turned out that she had "me" convinced that she wouldn't load.

Good Luck,

Kathy
----- Original Message ----- From: <paul@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 9:28 AM
Subject: [RC] RE:Belsemo that won't load



Hi Donna,

We will be visiting in Southern California for the holidays. We get there Sunday afternoon. If you would like, I can help you train your horse to load (no charge). ? ?I know it can be frustrating, and make you want to strangle him, but we can get him over it.
There are some pretty simple, non-violent ways to get him to load, and we can get this done.

The best way to reach me will be my cell phone (417) 818-0210.. Or my Moms house (310) 371-2203

Yours

Paul N. Sidio
Spokane MO

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[RC] RE:Belsemo that won't load, paul
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