Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fly Spray Update

I forgot to post about fly spraying Chrome this morning. I fed him in his stall and started to spray him loose but he went back to being a turd so I haltered him. As soon as he was haltered he stood perfectly still until I finished. I think he's going to be one of those horses that will grudgingly accept anything done to him while haltered, but when he's loose he will only do what he wants to do. I can't blame him lol. I don't mind since that's a trait that's good for clicker training. He's willing and confident enough to make his own decisions. Maybe someday I'll be able to break whatever association he's built up toward the halter. At least now he's accepting being fly sprayed and doesn't have to be miserable anymore.

Oh and be sure to read the previous post about my monthly goals update.


  1. Ya know Abby has certain things that she doesn't like to have done to her unless she is haltered or in some cases tied. She will not let me put her fly she on if she is loose, but if she is tied it is no problem. . . horses. . .

    I am certain that Abby would love to come a live with you :) I am going to miss her like the dickens but I really have found that I feel so much more comfortable on a smaller horse, much smaller. Aiming for 3.2-14.3 hh My next horse will be a pony! :)

  2. Nothing wrong with that. When I put on my sports bra I know it is time to be a good doggie.


  3. I haven't tried the fly spray, yet, with Cole. I plan to wait until clicker is more installed. I liked how much it worked with my sister's horse, so that is how I plan to use it with him. He is really good, now.

  4. Star is exactly the opposite, fidgety in a halter but still when loose! I think it's a good thing that he's still when haltered, tying up will be no problem at all for him. You've done great work with the fly spray :)

  5. That's really good! Sounds like Chrome is coming along very well.


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