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    01-21-2011, 01:31 PM
  #1
Foal
Exclamation leading in a bridle.

I'm perfectly capable of leading a variety of horses in either a halter or bridle, but there are some situations where I am unsure what to do.
I was wondering if anyone could help me.

Situation one;
Leading a pony, whilst someone is on its back.
What should you hold to lead them without interfering with their rein contact.
I normally do this with just off lead-rein riders on new horses on having their first few canters.

Personally I think we would be better to have them on a lead-rope but quite loosely, because when we run with them they can't have there heads, so they tend to stiffen up. But we're not allowed.

Where on the bridle am I best to grab?


Situation two;
Leading a pony with a lead rope and coupling ( a piece of rope that joins the bit rings to clip the lead onto) but he tries to bite you the whole time. He doesn't normally do this when leading in only a head-collar/halter.

What can I do?


Situation 3;
Leading a horse lacking ground manners out to the field. He tries to push you around and is constantly pulling to get at the grass.

How do I correct this?

Situation 4;
A horse I am leading is terrified of his new fencing (electric).
I tried taking him to the other gate tried trotting him past it then towards it, but he would just plant his feet.

What shall I do?

Thanks x
     
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    01-21-2011, 05:23 PM
  #2
Weanling
In situation one I loop the leadrein thro the bit under the jaw, I don't even pull it unless the rider needs me to step in. I don't know if this is the right thing to do but I was caught to do it at a young age.
In situation two, why are you using a coupling ie is it a special situation? If he doesn't normally do it in a headcollar i'd just use it instead.
In situation three, I would't let him eat the grass but if he's being pushy to get somewhere i'd turn him in a circle that will take him away from the thing he's being pushy over so if its the grass on the left turn him in a circle away.
In situation four, i'd use desenzation. So take the fencing outside the school, walk him around the school and slowly take them closer and closer to it over time bring it in the school and walk him passed it in a enviroment that you can control and that is safe.
These are just what I'd do if they were my horses.
     
    01-21-2011, 05:58 PM
  #3
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by sophielou10    
I'm perfectly capable of leading a variety of horses in either a halter or bridle, but there are some situations where I am unsure what to do.
I was wondering if anyone could help me.

Situation one;
Leading a pony, whilst someone is on its back.
What should you hold to lead them without interfering with their rein contact.
I normally do this with just off lead-rein riders on new horses on having their first few canters.

Personally I think we would be better to have them on a lead-rope but quite loosely, because when we run with them they can't have there heads, so they tend to stiffen up. But we're not allowed.

Where on the bridle am I best to grab?

I would put a halter over the bridle, and lead the horse via that. That way the rider is still supposed to be steering, but the lead rope provides both of you a "safety" with you having a hold on them.

Situation two;
Leading a pony with a lead rope and coupling ( a piece of rope that joins the bit rings to clip the lead onto) but he tries to bite you the whole time. He doesn't normally do this when leading in only a head-collar/halter.

What can I do?

I would give him a firm tap on the shoulder saying NO!. This is more a behaviour problem, then something to do with leading.


Situation 3;
Leading a horse lacking ground manners out to the field. He tries to push you around and is constantly pulling to get at the grass.

How do I correct this?

First, for me, I would lead a horse to and from the barn in a halter, not in a bridle. When the horse was doing this, I would give a really sharp snap of the lead shank to get his attention, and not stop moving forward. I would carry a whip/crop with me if I had to to give him a tap on the shoulder. This is also a behaviour thing, not a leading thing.
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