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My horse likes to neigh alot, and whenever I'm riding him and he sees other horses he becomes fixated and won't pay much attention to his work. Is there any way to get him used to seeing other horses? Or to stop neighing so much? I am worried about showing him in flat classes. He is still new at my barn, he's only been there a week, so I am hoping he'll get used to it... but just in case.
If he has only been there a week then he is just adjusting...if he continues try switching his pasture assignment. If he is out with mares put him out with geldings. While working try to redirect him by circling away from the direction he is looking towards, try working in different locations and finally....take him to some shows where you just walk him around to get used to the sights and sounds. He will eventually settle down.
We discipline ours for that...my daughter more so then me. Usually a "quit" command, followed by a light slap on the neck and being made to work harder. After a while they learn when they hear the quit commaned to shush it. Some never do learn not to call out and then we just learn to live with it. Having mares it is a matter of picking our fights wisely. My Sugar mare knows what quit means and as a compromise she does it very quietly now so I can just hear her. Too funny that girl is.