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Found 51 matches for affection affectionate. Showing results 1-30, best matches first.

1Licking us all over
... I have noticed that he likes to lick a lot and often wants to lick our hands and tries to lick my daughter's face. He also nuzzles at our clothes and such with his lips. I assumed it was out of affection until today. While licking my hand ...

2How do I get my horse to trust and show affection towards me?
...no matter how much I go and how much I am near him he never seems to remember me or show any affection towards me. And I want him to do both. Please tell me how I can help him to get used to me and to show some affection....

3Life or death for a dangerous horse
..I have a 7-year-old APP/QH gelding whos rebelliousness is very subtle. He will usually begin by moving in very slight ways just to get you off balance then if he is successful, he bolts and bucks you off. . ...

4Opinionated ex-racehorse
...he pinned his ears back, acted like he was going to bite me, and kicked out with his back foot. I scolded him so he raised his head really high and bit at the top of his stall and kicked the wall instead. ...

5Fearful Colt
...his experience with humans over the last month has been less than desirable. He is also the second youngest horse in our pasture of five other horses so he is picked on regularly. He is very fearful of humans but I can tell he is willing to learn....

6Horse aggressive and bucking
....From what we could see this was our dream horse, but since we brought her home, Frolic has become very aggressive towards us, pushing & barging about... we saddled Frolic up mounted her and asked her to walk on, within seconds she had done a leap into the air then bucked my wife off, leaving her quite bruised and frightened...

7Training horses not to pull back
....today, she was "breaking him to stand". He was tied up by a bungee cord to halter in a round pen. He, of course, pulled back and looked afraid. We just waited until he gave in and then he was rewarded with a snack. Was there a better way to do this without frightening the horse?.....

8Stallion Behavior?
..Our problem this year, is stalling. He has developed a habit of leaning his butt into the wall, squealling and kicking. We really do not know what to do to remedy this. I assume it is out of frustration. He also strikes at the door, fence when I bring another horse through....

9My ex-racehorse is confused with her lifestyle?
....I'm a very confidant rider and she has never intimidated me but little by little she is starting to. When I ride her in the indoor she is as calm as can be and very nice to ride, but the minute she is outside she can not keep her attention on anything. Walking up to the ring she rears and bucks and pushes into me. I now lead her on a lounge line for space.....

10New and not confident around horses
..II am a new rider. My partner has a horse and she is very confident with him. He knows I am afraid and he plays on this. I have really fallen in love with him. He does show me the affection as you have described in other articles but I still feel like he knows I am afraid. I do have a bond with him but, how do you think I could overcome these fears so he will be at ease when I am around him?...

11Abused horse who bites
...with his love of attention I decide that if he bit at me I would put him back in his pen and not give him attention as punishment although I don't know if this will be any help at all. I did read about the spray bottle and thought that may be a good idea...

12Is my gelding too affectionate?
...We shared a quiet moment and then he started to treat me like a mare, and tried herding me he got excited, swung his head around and made movements towards me like he was playing with another horse. I wanted to have nothing to do with, I put my arms out and sent him sharply away....

13Can I be spoiling my horse?
...he has all of a sudden wanting to cut our rides short now, because he wants to come back to the barn quick after about a 30 minute ride, for more TREATS. I didn't think you could spoil a horse like that. There is nothing I can do to turn him around, and as soon as I come back he is foraging in my pockets, where I usually keep my treats, or looking to the barn tack room door. .....

14horses' companionship needs and time requirements with owners
Two questions: 1) how much time must I spend with my horses for them to be able to bond with me? and 2) are you aware of any best grouping such that a pair of horses will best provide for one another's companionship needs?

15Shy little Arab
This fall I purchased my 1st horse, a beautiful little arab gelding. Czar has had an interesting history. He was originally owned by a gentleman who rode him in endurance trail races. From what I am told they were very closely bonded, but the man died and Czar was placed in the hands of a broker, then sold to a family who didn't really know much about horses. He spent two years living out in a pasture without any shelter and with little human contact....

16Very Lazy Horse
...I have a very very very lazy horse, Romeo. He will go OK at the walk, but once I ask him to trot, he gets cranky and hardly has any forward motion. Even a crop does not help. It takes a long time to get him to lope, and all my energy to keep him in it. The only way he will go is if I race him or if I go in the field with another horse....

17Healing from a fall, overcoming fear
......I recently took a bad fall from a literally bomb proof Appaloosa...This is my second fall. I also got tossed from a Nokota. (a very rare breed of wild horse)...I am recovering, everyday is getting a little better with different muscles hurting but I am really worried about my mental state. The place I go to, I help an older woman who is a renound dressage trainer who is wonderful and I think may help me get back but I am still reluctant. Do you have any advice for me? .....

18Sharing breath & heart
...Yesterday, I went to a local stable to spend some time with the horses and brush them, and three of the horses shared breath with me! It was so unbelievably special that it brought tears to my eyes! I just stood there and closed my eyes and enjoyed it, making sure to keep my hands down at my side, as you had said ...

19Setting boundries with horses/crowding issues
..My only issue with him is his tendency to crowd. One minute he is leading as pretty as you please, the next he almost runs me over. My impression is that he got away with this in the past, and now when he wants to be done, he tries it out again. ...

20Horse Love and how to get it
. I am 13 years old and just got my first horse five months ago. She was 15, so should have been between the right age groups for me (No too dead head and not too high spirited) At first she seemed alright, and then she began to get on my nerves. I had rescued her when I bought her and wasn't sure exactly how she would react to anything. She was sold with a goat and boy did she love that goat! I wanted to ride, just me and her once in a while, but she did not allow a safe and fun ride without the goat. ....

21Morgan Quarter - problems on lunge line
...He switched his direction so the lunge line wrapped. Then he knew I would have to reel him in and unwrap it. He would rather walk to me than run around in the lunge line. I had a long whip and used it only as a threat. ...Anyway, he ran towards the gate and tried to smash it open...I'm not sure how to (1) prevent him from trying to crash the gate which is very dangerous; and (2) turn the opposite direction so I have to unwrap the lunge line and reel him in....

22Preparing for a Career with Horses
I sincerely appreciated your second email [not published], and how you explained that Marie's gelding "Justin" was acting out of fear, and uncertainty, from being by himself, and that horses need other horses. In your first email you begged Marie to get educated about horses. I felt like that was a bit like telling a new parent to get educated about children....

23Headshy - Trauma vs. Abuse
"Jake" is 15 months old and is headshy as a result of an eye trauma at birth which led to about eight different eye surgeries (so far). For each surgery, he had his head/eye/neck shaved....The problem I am having is with clippers...I believe that he is associating the clipper noise with the pain of the surgeries. As I stated, each time he was to have a surgery, they clipped his head/neck/eye area. I need to break this process for him to know that clippers aren't a bad thing...

24Feisty Mare and gelding
...My wife has always wanted a horse of her own, and I finally got her a 7 year old Appaloosa/Thoroughbred Mare. When we first looked at her, she was calm as could be, let my wife, me, and each of our two boys ride her freely...We brought them to a nearby farm three days ago and they share the nicest barn with a 7 year old TB gelding...

25Pawing, herd bound and attitude
About two months ago, my new horse and my other horse got into a scuffle (they are very jealous of each other when I am around) and the new horse kicked him in the chest, leaving an obvious hoof print between the chest muscles where the hair was removed during the kick. I have been very careful with him since, so the injury could heal. Over the last couple weeks I have seen him bucking and running in the pasture, so I assumed he was fine to ride. However, every time I ride him after about 10-15 minutes he begins to paw pretty strongly. Since I know that he likes to get away with not working, I have been wondering whether this pawing is because he is being stubborn or could he still be hurting from the kick?

26Horses and other animals being themselves
...a horse began nuzzling me, or "bumping" me in the butt behind me as I was walking out of the pen. ...I thought this was affection but others tell me I should have told the animals no. BTW, a 1200lb Jersey cow has also done this...I had a donkey do this two weeks ago after what appeared to be smelling my foot...

27Problems with miniature horses
...Two of the mares like to "crowd" me but not in an aggressive way. ...but the other paint mare is wacko. She has tried to back me into a corner, tried to bite me, swings her head, and a host of other nervously aggressive behaviors....

28Non-Agressive nipping
...The thing I don't get is that during this time she will nip me, with just the tip of her teeth, very small but it still pinches. I have started to push head away as you suggest and say "no bite." She is smart enough that now all I have to say is "no bite" and she understands.....

29Subtle changes in equine behavior & what to do
... He has beautiful manners and is a good teacher, but lately his behavior has changed a bit. When I would feed him he would nicker and glance towards me and follow me around the stall when I would put water in it. Lately though he doesn't nicker, and though he goes right to his food he sometimes doesn't seem as interested in it as he used to.....

30Showing some attitude
...Whenever I go into the paddock that she shares with two geldings, her ears perk up and she willingly leaves the boys and strolls over to me. When she gets about 10 feet from me her ears go back. As soon as she arrives the rest of the way her ears relax....



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