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        07-30-2012, 06:15 PM
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    Foal
    Question Ground fun?!

    Hey Guys and Girls,

    I was wondering if there are any ideas on any fun/bonding activities to do with your horse on the ground? Thank you
         
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        07-30-2012, 06:25 PM
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    I like to use sending to move them around obstacles. I have the horse on a long line and a rope halter, and ask the horse to move around barrels, or back through "tunnels" made by laying ground poles down.

    I also like to send he horse to touch his nose on things and sometimes hide a treat on things, send the hrose there and let him find the treat.
    By "send" I mean I move him there but he is still on the line. Sending a hrose through a gate, having him go ahead of you, then turn around and come back through a gate. Backing him through the gate. Teaching him to put his front feet up on some kind of pedestal (make sure it's strong enough and stable enough to not tip over while he's messing around on it.
         
        07-30-2012, 06:30 PM
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    Green Broke
    Trick training

    My horse came knowing a few tricks: kiss, bow, cat stretch, and Spanish walk. However, I can only get him to do the bow on command. He does the cat stretch on his own sometimes (he seems to like doing it on the cross ties...) and he gives kisses all the time. But, I've never seen him do the Spanish walk.

    I saw Charles Wilhelm at a horse expo a couple years back and was pretty impressed with his trick training demos, so I bought his DVD and am going through it very slowly with my horse (slowly because once I got it I realized that he didn't have the responsiveness to basic cues that are prerequisite!). Last week, I was working with him and actually got him to park out
         

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