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Stall Manners for Horses

  by Robert N. Oglesby DVM

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Nothing is more discouraging than having your horse greet you everytime with the flight response of going to the far corner and turning his butt toward you. On top of that it is dangerous to approach a horse in this manner. Correcting the behavior may be as simple as always having a treat to put into the feed bucket as you stand beside it and a gentle voice. Some horses however will not respond to this simple cajoling. Being a vet I have a lot of equine friends that act this way. Here's how I would handle the situation.
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iconKicking the bucket (literally...)15 Jan 12, 10
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