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        07-07-2012, 05:14 PM
      #31
    Weanling
    [i know this is a little late]
    I'm one of those lucky kids that have had horses since they were born. I've been told of many stories when I rode on my mom's back while she rode a horse when I was just a little baby. :)
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        07-07-2012, 05:22 PM
      #32
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    I may end up trying to fill up buckets or a kiddie pool and then maybe later I'll try the hose.
         
        07-07-2012, 05:34 PM
      #33
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    Originally Posted by BarrelBunny    
    Lucky! My first barrel horse was a bucker... he bucked when you asked him to do anything besides reenacting a statue. Although, I only came off of him once. (I lost my stirrup and he kept bucking.) When my aunt was breaking him, he literally played horseshoes with her! (Broke her pelvis, several ribs, who knows what else?? She was on bed rest for a few months.) The only good thing that I can say about that horse was that he made me a better rider. Oh, yeah, a little piece of advice: DON'T kick! It'll make it worse! (I would know I learned that the hard way... smh.)
    OMG that's terrible!!! Yeah bucked off once.. it wasn't a bad buck but I was new to riding greenies and landed on my head -.- Good thing for helmets!


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    Originally Posted by OwnedByAlli    
    Yeah I learned kicking a horse out of a bucking fit only works when your in an enclosed area... Otherwise they go 'wooooooooooo' and buck higher haha when Alli tried bucking bareback the first time we cantered without a bridle I had to grip tight and push her through it. Knocked me cap off somehow, but I stayed on
    Haha yeah... kicking or squeezing = BAD idea lol

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    Originally Posted by Country Boy    
    i may end up trying to fill up buckets or a kiddie pool and then maybe later I'll try the hose.
    When you say your horse freaks out, Country Boy, what exactly are you doing (like the entire process) ?
         
        07-07-2012, 05:46 PM
      #34
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by BubblesBlue    
    [i know this is a little late]
    I'm one of those lucky kids that have had horses since they were born. I've been told of many stories when I rode on my mom's back while she rode a horse when I was just a little baby. :)
    Luckyy!! My mom use to have horses when my older brother and sister were babies but got out(not by choice) .im glad she decided to start up againg when I was six.i don't know what iw ould do without my 2 girls at the moment and my past horses(:
         
        07-07-2012, 06:12 PM
      #35
    Green Broke
    Heey everyone!!

    Ok, now that I have joined in, LET THE PARTAAY START!!! :P
         
        07-07-2012, 06:31 PM
      #36
    Banned
    I've tied him up to a post next to the hose, rub him in his favorite places give him a peppermint. Then I pick up the hose and turn it on as low as it goes and rub him more. He freaks out when he sees the hose and starts kicking and trying to run until I untie him.
         
        07-07-2012, 06:50 PM
      #37
    Yearling
    Country Boy, don't tie him up. Use the approach and retreat method. my girl HATED hoses and baths (and flyspray...) when I got her. She would have huge fits! Now she'll stand still and be a good girl.
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        07-07-2012, 06:59 PM
      #38
    Foal
    I agree with barrel bunny.
    I would try getting him use to just the sight ,feel of the hose so that he realizes its no threat to him. Then I would start with turning it on so that water trickles out and just again get him use to the hose.But don't apply it all at once he's probaly just scared because it looks like a huge snake.hahah jk but yeah if he trust you he will understand that what you are doing is benifical. So just take slow small steps(:
         
        07-07-2012, 07:06 PM
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    Originally Posted by Country Boy    
    I've tied him up to a post next to the hose, rub him in his favorite places give him a peppermint. Then I pick up the hose and turn it on as low as it goes and rub him more. He freaks out when he sees the hose and starts kicking and trying to run until I untie him.
    Okay don't tie him. Have someone hold him for you for the first few times. Run the water away from him until he calms down (I mean pointing in the other direction) Just stand there very relaxed and neutral and wait for him to calm down. Then slowly bring it close to him and soak his feet. If he moves follow his feet and then ask him to stand.

    Eventually he'll be fine and then you can raise up up slowly. If the water is cold, they won't like it on their hips or private areas. They'll start to shake but once you get them all hosed down, then they'll be a lot better.

    The important part is letting the horse discover that the water doesn't hurt them, it's just really cold haha.

    Also wear gloves so you don't get rope burn.

    After your horse is fine with someone holding them, then you can start loose and end up tied.. and then eventually get to being tied at the beginning.

    Just you want to begin without being tied so they feel they are not trapped.
         
        07-07-2012, 07:10 PM
      #40
    Started
    Oh hai! Finally a teen thead! YAY!

    My parents have had horses forever, so I was born into a horsey world. When I was 5 days old, I went to my first branding. Watching events on TV really got me into training to compete.
         

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