Originally Posted by barrelstar16
yes, and I appereciate the help, but other than being nice and helping me..your being kinda of rude about it, like im stupid. I've been around them my whole life.
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And yes, we appreciate that you have been around horses. However, in comparison to some of us on here-not long at all. You are a teenager (yes, I am guessing) and part of the definition of teen means that they know all and can do all. Sorrelhorse has given some really sound advise. I would try that in this instance before I tried running them until they want to stop. I would use that as a next step if option A doesn't work. And FYI-what was meant by "quitting riding" is not you physically getting off the horse. You use your body differently and the horse feels that and stops. FOr example-my horse knows that when I take a deep breathe in-and sit a certain way, I want him to lope. When I want him to stop-I sit deep, feet go forward, and exhale all the way. He stops. I do not even touch the reins. They are only there should he choose not to listen to me the first time. Then, and ONLY THEN, do I touch his mouth, and sop him hard, followed immediately by a couple steps back. Wakes him up every time. And yes, he was taught this with a snaffle. In fact, he was taught some in just a halter.