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        02-21-2011, 04:31 PM
      #21
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by justjump    
    I know! I was expecting him to be good too! I taught my horse to just fall asleep when he's being braided. I was the first one to braid him and my friends horse and they're both perfect!
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    How did you teach your horse to fall asleep while being braided??

    The horse I ride, shakes her head every three seconds..she's a nightmare to braid. My trainer drugged her once and she still shook her head around except then she just had her eyes closed.

    I wish she would fall asleep while I was braiding her.
         
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        02-21-2011, 04:53 PM
      #22
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by ErikaLynn    
    How did you teach your horse to fall asleep while being braided??

    The horse I ride, shakes her head every three seconds..she's a nightmare to braid. My trainer drugged her once and she still shook her head around except then she just had her eyes closed.

    I wish she would fall asleep while I was braiding her.
    Well, my horse used to be HORRIBLE with a capital H. He would reach around, pull the stool out from under you, move all over the place, bob his head, and occasionaly rear. I finally got a twitch and twitched him and that worked for a little while. I finay felt like he would get the picture and took it off, but he continued to move. I let him move for a little while, but I got sick of it and slapped his neck. Don't attack me for saying it, but it worked. He now falls asleep and puts his head down whenever you get on a step stool by his neck.
    I also got my trainer to ACE (I think that's what it's called) a horse that had a complete fit whenever I would get by his ears or put the string in to braid. Also, I saw on the video Lucky Braids, to take a towel and put it over their eye to stop them from seeing what your doing. I've never tried it, but she's a very VERY professional braider, and it seemed to work for her!
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        02-21-2011, 05:04 PM
      #23
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by justjump    
    Well, my horse used to be HORRIBLE with a capital H. He would reach around, pull the stool out from under you, move all over the place, bob his head, and occasionaly rear. I finally got a twitch and twitched him and that worked for a little while. I finay felt like he would get the picture and took it off, but he continued to move. I let him move for a little while, but I got sick of it and slapped his neck. Don't attack me for saying it, but it worked. He now falls asleep and puts his head down whenever you get on a step stool by his neck.
    I also got my trainer to ACE (I think that's what it's called) a horse that had a complete fit whenever I would get by his ears or put the string in to braid. Also, I saw on the video Lucky Braids, to take a towel and put it over their eye to stop them from seeing what your doing. I've never tried it, but she's a very VERY professional braider, and it seemed to work for her!
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    Thanks for the tips. I have actually tried all of that. I can slap the piss out of her and it won't phase her at all. I actually need to slap her with a crop...if I use my hand I just get a sore hand. She just shakes her head, which is frustrating, because I'll have to redo a braid 2 or 3 times.
         
        02-21-2011, 05:05 PM
      #24
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by apachiedragon    
    Great! I wish you luck. About how long does it take you per horse? I haven't braided in years, as I've retired to nothing but the occasional schooling show with my lesson kiddos, but I remember it taking forever, especially when they were fidgety. And then someone inevitably would get an itch and scratch out a couple, and I'd have to redo.
    Depends on the mane! On average, about an hour(:
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        02-21-2011, 05:06 PM
      #25
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by ErikaLynn    
    Thanks for the tips. I have actually tried all of that. I can slap the piss out of her and it won't phase her at all. I actually need to slap her with a crop...if I use my hand I just get a sore hand. She just shakes her head, which is frustrating, because I'll have to redo a braid 2 or 3 times.
    That's aggravating... Have you tried the twitch?
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        02-21-2011, 05:24 PM
      #26
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by justjump    
    That's aggravating... Have you tried the twitch?
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    I haven't. I don't think it will help, but it doesn't hurt to try.
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        02-21-2011, 06:03 PM
      #27
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by ErikaLynn    
    I haven't. I don't think it will help, but it doesn't hurt to try.
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    Yeah you never know! How old is she?
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        02-21-2011, 06:27 PM
      #28
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by justjump    
    Yeah you never know! How old is she?
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    She's 14. She has never shown until about 4 months ago, so she isn't used to standing on the crossties for awhile. If she didn't shake every second I would probably finish twice as fast.
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        02-21-2011, 06:30 PM
      #29
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by ErikaLynn    
    She's 14. She has never shown until about 4 months ago, so she isn't used to standing on the crossties for awhile. If she didn't shake every second I would probably finish twice as fast.
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    There's your problem.. Maybe you should just get her out one day and leave her in the crossties so she's use to it? Horses learn by consistency so the more you leave her in the crossties and maybe even just stand on a step stool and just brush her mane, the better she should get.
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        02-21-2011, 06:45 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    She stands on the crossties, when I start braiding, I'm guessing because I'm pulling on her mane and it's annoying or it itches. She just shakes her head. She doesn't move around she just shakes. It's not after she's been standing for awhile and she's bored. She'll start doing it as soon as I start braiding. She also does it when I pull her mane and take the braids out.
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