Lauren Doty Jumping | 8 Questions | 179 Answers

My horse hates to be girthed. We have tried all types of things like a fluffy girth a giving him treats but he still gets angry. Any suggestions?

My horse hates to be girthed. We have tried all types of things like a fluffy girth a giving him treats but he still gets angry. Any suggestions?
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Have your vet check for ulcers!
I use these! Not the exact brand, but you get the idea


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Hello Lauren,

Are you sure that this behavior doesn't come from some pain? If he started getting angry recently, maybe you should show your horse to a veterinarian or an osteopath.

If it's not coming from a pain, maybe just let him be angry as long as he doesn't bit or hit you. If he does, you need to be ferm with him so he doesn't get aggressive.

Good luck :)
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