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Catching the Uncatchable

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`nekeneke • queen of the morgan empire
July 7th, 2020 5:15:24pm
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Please, PLEASE, dear lord, share any suggestions on catching sneaky hoofdogs.

While Jane is overwhelmingly easy to catch (legit sticks her face in halters), May is a little witch and so athletic she can escape easy.  We've tried bribery, it fails, tried being sneaky... tried EVERYTHING I can think of (including one time chasing her down on two other horses).




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Kuwait: The Alsatian King |
July 7th, 2020 9:49:38pm
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https://www.youtube.com/c/ThinkLikeAHorse/search?query=catch




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`nekeneke • queen of the morgan empire
July 8th, 2020 10:33:58am
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We've done similar techniques to the think like a horse stuff.  I swear she's a cat.  Sigh.  But thank Kuw!




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The Atheist |
July 8th, 2020 11:35:05pm
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A very big cat. lulz




 

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`nekeneke • queen of the morgan empire
July 9th, 2020 11:26:49am
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I big bratty cat.
Yesterday I went to see her and she walked right up and let my use a shoelace to catch her.
WHY.




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`nekeneke • queen of the morgan empire
July 20th, 2020 12:30:41pm
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Update:

We have moved a round pen into her pasture.

By feeding her only in the pen and catching her to do the feeding she has coming from over 2 hrs per catch, to 20 minutes (if that).

I still have reservations about the big field, but a combination of food, her sister Jane being people-loving, and the round pen for chasing seems to be working for now!




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Kyuubi || Please note, I may take a couple of days to respond to messages
July 28th, 2020 1:25:43am
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Just wondering if you could leave a breakaway halter on her (that way if she gets stuck with it, it'll break with enough force) to make catching easier? A horse I turn out daily sometimes likes to run himself into a bucking spree/dead run and he's way easier to catch because I leave his halter on him, but he lives in a stall with a daily turn out and not living in a field.




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`nekeneke • queen of the morgan empire
July 28th, 2020 10:40:35am
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She lives in a pasture with trees.  So a drag or breakaway is just... risky.




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