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post #1 of 9 Old 11-23-2010, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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Question Lazy horse!!

Hi all,
recetly my horse has been relly lazy shes a thoroughbred mare 7yrs adn i usually good to ride i am not saying she isint now but shes just been more lazy. She has had no changing to her diiet and isnt lame that i know of.......Can anyone think of anything that might be causing this?
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-23-2010, 11:58 AM
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lost of interest. Try riding her different places and not just circles in an arena.
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-27-2010, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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never thought of that thanx
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-27-2010, 05:41 AM
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Yeah, she might just be bored!
The girl I ride is generally lazy, and just bucks me off when shes bored.
But on a hack, she loves it and looks around and goes bonkers.

If this isnt the case, maybe check her all over, on her legs and maybe her back?
This might not be the question, but it wouldnt hurt to look!

I used to ride a throughbred, and you would think he was a cob because he just wouldnt move!
turns out he had something wrong with his ligiment!

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post #5 of 9 Old 11-27-2010, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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okay i might check her....and i think she is bored because she is never lazy when she is been ridden with other horses!!!!!
Thanx again guys
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-13-2012, 10:50 PM
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My mare for he longest time would not give me any speed. She would do a slow lope and that was all I could get out of her. There were 2 reasons for this; diet and respect. We had her on sweet feed for a long time, and for 2 years I never once saw her play wih the other horses. But, we switched her to safe performance and within a week I saw her teasing some of her pasture mates and she Also started giving me a lot more energy under saddle. The other thing was respect. She had an amazing lack of respect for me. And don't think just because your horse listens to you that they respect you, because human respect is way different than horse respect. If you find your horse pushing you, standing right beside Or on top of you a lot, they are nippy, they shove you, etc. your problem is probably a lack of respect. I would recommend watching a few episodes of downunder horsemanship. If you look it up on google it should tell you when and what channel it's on in your area. Neither of these may be the problem, just making a suggestion.
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-13-2012, 10:52 PM
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Most horses are naturally lazy, you must motivate her!
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post #8 of 9 Old 02-14-2012, 01:10 PM
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I used to ride a throughbred, and you would think he was a cob because he just wouldnt move!
Cobs arn't all like that. We have loads in our Pony Club which are maniac speed machines

Caitlinpalomino- I agree- motivate her :) tried taking her out in a open field and pointing her in the direction home???

99% of the time, its the riders fault.
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post #9 of 9 Old 02-14-2012, 06:25 PM
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Take her out of the arena for a good gallop or a long trail ride. I try to take my horses out of the arena a minimum of once a week. And never work on the same thing two days straight. You need to keep their work interesting. TB's are very intelligent horses, and need to be mentally stimulated or they start thinking of ways to evade your requests.
If you went to school and every day the teacher made you sit down and do you 2x tables.... you'd get bored and lazy or naughty pretty quickly!!!

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