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    11-19-2011, 08:14 PM
Refuses to work close and during winter time, help!

My QH is 13 yrs and whenever it is close to winter usually the beginning of November, he must have this habit of not wanting to work in the close and during the winter time. So lets say I bring him out in the riding ring I will warm him up by getting him the run and stretch his muscles and then tack him up and walk him for a bit, trot, and lope. And then that's the usual for in the summer but he wants it differently at this time. He try's, well I wouldn't say try but he bucks or when I ask for a trot he'll want a fast canter and when I try to slow him down he then brakes into a buck. What should I do?


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    11-19-2011, 08:15 PM
And he is never like this in the winter.
    11-19-2011, 08:16 PM
Summer***** sorry :P
    11-19-2011, 08:22 PM
This isn't something that's terribly uncommon. As the weather starts getting colder, the horses get friskier. I do the exact same thing in winter as I do in set times on training/riding sessions. I correct the bad behavior as it comes up and I work them until I am satisfied with how they are behaving and responding. If it takes 10 minutes, then it takes 10 minutes. If it takes 3 hours, then it takes 3 hours.

Work him hard enough for a long enough time and he'll stop all that nonsense and get down to business.

How do you correct him when he acts like he is going to buck?

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