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post #11 of 15 Old 05-15-2013, 08:22 PM
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LOL! Well, can't say I have ever tried that, maybe a should, because yelling "you dirty SOB" doesn't seem to work ;)
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post #12 of 15 Old 05-15-2013, 08:35 PM
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LOL! Well, can't say I have ever tried that, maybe a should, because yelling "you dirty SOB" doesn't seem to work ;)

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I have never used a one rein stop. Im always afraid itll cause a bigger wreck than a runaway. Taking a horses head away wont always stop a bolt and in that case you are riding blind freight train instead of one aware of obstacles.

(In fact the first couple of runaways I had as a kid I implied the "figuratively crap your pants method" and completely froze or yelled and screamed and hauled.)

As I have become more skilled and more confident bolting and runaways are rare to none. But on the rare occasion one has occurred I have found it more useful to keep my head and not haul on the reins. If in an area where it was possible I would simply ride it out or spiral to reduce speed using heavy leg and rein cues. In a truly dangerous situation I find it wiser to bail first and track the horse later.

Even more effective is finding the root cause of bolting and desensitizing your horse to it or avoiding it all together. Also always riding with a partner when on a horse known to bolt is a smart idea. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Cowchick, you have to tell the horse he'll be dog food. What the one rein stop is doing (a cowboy trainer term) is getting the horse to relax at the poll. When he does this he is willing to listen. When a horse is tense, it goes from the poll to the hind heels. So you can see how relaxing that strategic part can get the rest to calm down. When a horse is cantering a bit strong, not running away, just the suggest of using one rein will slow a horse that is familiar with this technique.
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Originally Posted by COWCHICK77 View Post
LOL! Well, can't say I have ever tried that, maybe a should, because yelling "you dirty SOB" doesn't seem to work ;)
Thats my usual response too
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