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post #1 of 3 Old 08-23-2009, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Getting a stubborn horse to move out?

Hello all, i am new here and have a question. I dont have any horses currently, but my aunt does and i ride this one horse all the time like everyday. He will NOT move out. I can kick him and kick him and kick him like no other and i wear myself out. I can get him to trot and canter just kicking him like that but when he does it, it only last for about 2 seconds. I make sure my reins are loose, my position is right, and that nothing is bothering him physically and still the same old thing. I use spurrs with him and that seems to work really well, but i want to get him to the point to where all i have to do is give a little tap without spurrs and he will go. Any advice?

P.S I even ride him bareback all the time because he seems to like the "less weight" as i would too. BTW i'm only like 115lbs lol
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-23-2009, 08:05 PM
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I use my reins. If they are long enough you can use them to create some energy by spanking them back and forth in front of you. One of the nice things about a split rein, they make good motivators
I also have a short (about 2 feet) of braided leather that I carry if I'm on someone who needs it. It has a clip on one end so I can clip it to my saddle. Anything like that will work, even a short rope. Just twirl it next to you, you don't need to even make contact with the horse. This is usually enough to get one moving.
If you don't have the money or time to get something like that, try slapping your leg. Thats enough for some horses. I would forgo the spurs for forward motion. That is not what they were designed to do, although it is often depicted in cowboy movies. They are primarily for getting a horse to move off your leg in one direction or another, not to get them to move forward. Errrr, unless you're a rodeo bronc rider

Here is a very helpful video


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post #3 of 3 Old 08-23-2009, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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lol well thanx for the advice! As for the spurr deal...i was unaware that they were used that way...even when i was still taking lessons(a while ago) my instructor told me that the horse i was going to be on needed spurrs to get moving. And my aunt even told me how spurrs are good for that too. At least i know now. I will try the rope deal and the slap on my leg.
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