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Pocketpony
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Last Activity: Sep. 17, 2018, 07:45 PM
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  • Pocketpony
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    When things are going well I stop doing groundwork, not on purpose, I just sort of forget because we are busy and I have my own horse to keep going too....
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  • Pocketpony
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    Yes certainly not a great place to be in right now but we are going to stick with him for a while and see if we can at least put some more training in...
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  • Pocketpony
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    Yes, hopefully the magnesium will help. He has some of the signs that he is deficient... tight muscles, especially his neck, nervous poops, etc....
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  • Pocketpony
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    I appreciate your feedback and know in my heart of hearts that you are probably right. I am going to give it a good go for 6 months to see if the effort...
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  • Pocketpony
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    Thank you for the info I'll keep this tread updated in case anyone is interested in following progress with training and the magnesium supplement...
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  • Pocketpony
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    Haha! Yup I will chat with vet about ulcers when he comes to do teeth next month.

    I am definitely going to take the recommendation for Warwick...
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  • Pocketpony
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    Beau159 I think that is where I'm failing. I desensitize him after the spook and then just carry on the next day as usual instead of challenging him with...
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  • Pocketpony
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    He gets timothy hay and a vit/mineral supplement and that is all. I'm going to buy a magnesium supplement this weekend to see if that will help at all....
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  • Pocketpony
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    When he spooks, I use whatever the source was, like a rain jacket, and pet him all over with it until he stops reacting. I then stop and praise him. I'll...
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  • Pocketpony
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    Can you give me an example of what to try? Pony spooked and bolted when my daughter put her rain jacket on while mounted. I was holding on to him but...
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  • Pocketpony
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    I'm not sure if he is the right one either but at i have to try a few things before giving up and breaking a little girls heart.

    He is only...
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  • Pocketpony
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    Yup did that on the PPE. Checked out fine....
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    Spooky pony

    First time posting but long time lurker... we bought a pony for our 9 year old. The pony is 8 and is a saint - until he is not. He spooks at seemingly...
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