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  • "foal" trust building exercises
  • Trust building exercises for horses

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    11-01-2012, 10:16 PM
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Foal
building trust

Hello im horselover77 and im new here and I was wondering that I want to build a stronger bond with my horse. And I have run out of ideas....can anyone help me please......

Horselover77 :)
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    11-01-2012, 10:25 PM
  #2
Foal
Hey E! If you want to build a stronger bond with Dallas, don't ride him every single you go out. Instead let him graze. Also when you go out, have treats in your hand (only 1 or 2) and call his name, but don't expect hoim to come up. Call his name as you walk down to him. Then when you get about a meter infront of him, try to et him to take 1 step towardas you and give him the treat for that. Eventually he'll get used to it and come walking up to you. A;lso, like I've metioned, don't ride him every time you go out. And also, many animals grow attachments to the creature that feeds them, so try and feed Dallas AMAP (A much a possible)
     
    11-01-2012, 10:57 PM
  #3
Banned
Trust in my opinion comes from just being the leader. Putting the horse in situations where they are not so sure but do it anyway because you show it's ok.
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    11-01-2012, 11:12 PM
  #4
Weanling
What AlexS says.
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    11-02-2012, 12:51 AM
  #5
Yearling
Spend time just grooming or walking your horse.
I got my mare at 3yr., she didn't trust anyone, I spent alot of time just bringing her out, giving her hay while I groomed her or taking her for walks and letting her graze or even just sitting out in pasture with the horse......she's now 10 and yes I didn't ride her much the first year but now she's a very reliable, trustworthy partner to me!
     
    11-02-2012, 01:06 AM
  #6
Yearling
Yeah, AlexS said it be the leader; and that comes from your horse respecting you. Horses in a herd trust each other and they aint out there giving each other treats every day. First, gain your horses respect and show that horse that you are its leader. From here it will learn to trust your judgement (unless you go giving it a reason not to) and it will learn that you won’t ask it to do anything it can’t do (again unless you give it a reason to think otherwise) and you will be AMAZED at what lengths they will be willing to go if you ask them. As for getting a bond with them, well what I think of when I think of having a bond with a horse, is where we are so accustom to each other that your thoughts are translated into the horses actions. There’s nothing mystical or spiritual, or mentally telepathic about it, it’s just that your instructions for the horse are so natural to you it’s like how you walk without thinking about putting one leg in front of the other (try walking by actually thinking it through rather than actually just letting it happen and see how it feels). The horse is so attuned to what your little movements mean that it does them just as naturally, without thinking much about it. That kind of bond you only get through hours, and hours, and hours, and hours, in the saddle.
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    11-02-2012, 01:07 AM
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Yearling
Yeah, AlexS said it be the leader; and that comes from your horse respecting you. Horses in a herd trust each other and they aint out there giving each other treats every day. First, gain your horses respect and show that horse that you are its leader. From here it will learn to trust your judgement (unless you go giving it a reason not to) and it will learn that you wonít ask it to do anything it canít do (again unless you give it a reason to think otherwise) and you will be AMAZED at what lengths they will be willing to go if you ask them. As for getting a bond with them, well what I think of when I think of having a bond with a horse, is where we are so accustom to each other that your thoughts are translated into the horses actions. Thereís nothing mystical or spiritual, or mentally telepathic about it, itís just that your instructions for the horse are so natural to you itís like how you walk without thinking about putting one leg in front of the other (try walking by actually thinking it through rather than actually just letting it happen and see how it feels). The horse is so attuned to what your little movements mean that it does them just as naturally, without thinking much about it. That kind of bond you only get through hours, and hours, and hours, and hours, in the saddle.
     
    11-02-2012, 01:08 AM
  #8
Yearling
Sorry for the double post, don’t know why it does that sometimes.
     
    11-02-2012, 06:18 PM
  #9
Foal
Thank you all!!! I feel alot better!!! Im going to see my horse tmr so im going to have alot of fun...and trust to work on!!!

Horselover77
     

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