How do I get my horse listening? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Dressage

How do I get my horse listening?

This is a discussion on How do I get my horse listening? within the Dressage forums, part of the English Riding category

    Like Tree5Likes

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-05-2012, 07:00 AM
    Everyone else has offered great advice, I'm against the stronger bt, the project horse I am leasing was used for hunter jumping and to stop his rushing they slapped on a kimberwick and called it okay... He now has a major issue with jumping because of it.

    Also, (and I do this all the time) instead of trying to make him listen while you're going lap around lap in the arena, go work in the pasture, so you won't have a definite area to work in. Or, do serpentines, triangles, figure eights, etc. make your ride one huge dressage test so he'll have to listen to know where you're going. I've also found it helpful for some horses to talk to them. It makes them listen to you and that way they'll concentrate on you too.

    Good luck!
    Sponsored Links
        12-13-2012, 03:39 PM
    more time..

    If it has only been a few weeks, maybe the horse just needs more time to adjust to the new riding style. Even some horses that go from one person's riding style to the next in the same dicipline need time to adjust. Really work on the basics so you are on the same page. Just a thought.

    bit, dressage, head throwing, rearing, snaffle trouble

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    QH not listening countryjewel Horse Training 9 05-29-2012 09:02 AM
    reprimanding a horse for not listening to your voice cue? TotosMom Horse Training 20 01-17-2012 03:00 PM
    Young horse just not listening to the bit? DeeSmith Horse Tack and Equipment 3 06-08-2011 06:50 PM
    What are you listening to??? Small_Town_Girl Games 163 11-04-2010 09:46 PM
    Listening to what your horse has to say! dreamrideredc Horse Talk 5 06-14-2010 08:14 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:16 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0