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ok so I have an arabian mare and she always puts her ears back at everyone when she's in her stall, but when she's outside there always up. she doesn't show any signs of aggression. she is away from the other horses in the barn though. I've had her for about 1 month and a half.. I don't board her, I live on a farm and we have feilds. and we don't have stable hands, I do all of her mucking, watering, feeding, etc. she's not in any type of pain.. does anybody know how to fix this? it would be very appreciated! thx

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She identifies her stall as her domain, and doesn't appreciate intruders.

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Maybe she don't like to be messed with when she is in the barn.

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its possibly out of habit

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What?
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that usually means they're pissed

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We have one like that. She was abused before we got her and she is very defensive about her stall. She gives you the whole "I'm a mean horse, stay away" look but as soon as you open the door, ears come up and she's good. What we did was keep a bucket of water at the front of the barn, whenever we walked by her stall, if she pinned her ears and snaked her head at us, we threw water in her face. No fuss, no yelling, just tossed. She still pins her ears but does not do it at us, she turns her head, which is ok since she will never get over the issue but cannot be allowed to threaten people.

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And another thing, she's kind of head shy.. How do I break her from that?
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Start where she's comfortable. Pet, brush, rub. Move to where she shows some discomfort, keep petting, rubbing, brushing. Stop before she pulls away. As time goes on she will get better about where you can handle her head. She does sound a LOT like my one mare. She was beat over the head with a riding crop.
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Oh no!
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This horse came from the u.s.. She's 7/8 arabian 1/8 saddlebred.. And her name is willow. She was born in 2003. I would like to register, or see if she is registered. You don't possibly know the horse, do u? Lol
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Lol. Saddlebred won't have anything on her. You could try and trace ownership to see if anyone every had papers on her. It sounds impossible but I did it with a 30+ year old ranch horse.
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The ex owners won't cooperate
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She's actually called a national show horse
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There is a registry for them also. Without cooperation from
Previous owner, it's tough. You could approach the registry and ask them for any info they can give you
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She might of had a bad experience with people and feels safer with her herd or in a larger area where she knows she can get away quick if she needs to.

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