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post #11 of 12 Old 08-21-2013, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
Okay, this brings up another question. Do you know how this horse was trained for WP? If he was trained to have a "spur-stop" then, to him, more leg actually tells him to slow down.

If that's the case, then the re-training is basically the same as I posted earlier, but I wouldn't get after him quite so harshly at first. Learning a whole new set of cues that is so contradictory to what he's been taught before is terribly confusing.

If the spur stop is his problem, he would likely respond to a brush or a tap with the whip instead of an all-out wallop.
^^Good point!! Mine was green broke when I got her, so she was always trained English...so bit of a different situation sounds like!

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I'd like to say that lately I have been using the "Ask, tell, MAKE" method and he is almost another horse. The transformation is wonderful and I will continue to use this as long as he progresses with it. :)

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