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post #1 of 9 Old 07-08-2011, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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I have a pony that is very hot headed when jumping. We just carnt keep her attention therefore gets far to excited we dont want to bit her up as goes lovely in a snaffle. She goes lovely at home now but each time we take her compiting it blows her mind and then it takes us weeks off work at home to get her settled again. So we are looking into calmers what are your thoughts on them and do they work ?
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-08-2011, 12:10 PM
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Do you work her over low cavaletti of varying heights and spacing? They help slow a horse down.
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-08-2011, 12:17 PM
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Do you mean calmers such as Quietex? It comes in a paste. We used to use it on a gelding with bad show jitters. Kept him on the easy side without doping him up yoo much. :P
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-08-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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she dosnt really race we have tried everything at home long short distances small big jumps just gets to much for her at a show .
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-08-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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yes i do mean mean to calm her neves which are the best its just untill she learns that it isnt scary and listens to what im saying instead of getting so worked up
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-08-2011, 12:29 PM
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You could just try talking to her. It sounds stupid and movie-like, but a familiar voice such as the owners will calm a horse down. And maybe if she's just getting a little feisty, try some half-halts?
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-08-2011, 12:30 PM
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Walk to halt transitions and such in a warm up ring will get her to know you're in charge and she's fine under your judgement.
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-08-2011, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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it is more she listens to you fine on the flat its when you put a jump in front off hse forgets everything and we have talked to her half halter it just dosnt go though as she gets soo wound up so i was wondering what are your thoughts on calmers for this sort of thing. as when weve been to a show it also sets us back at home
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-08-2011, 12:40 PM
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I think calmers are a fine idea as long as you don't overdo it, you want you horse calm not asleep :P
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