keeps on stopping!!! - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 08-25-2009, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 824
• Horses: 0
Question keeps on stopping!!!

hey everyone! Recently I have been handwalking my horse on the trails, and out of nowhere he'll just stop. Plant his feet and say "nope, im not budging." so then I back up some and pull hard and he will start walking again. I have no idea why he just started this but its sorta irritating. He does it on the trails, when I walk him to the ring or to and from the pasture...pretty much anytime. He will also pull and try to get to my left side and move his head everywhere. Hard. My arms are basically doing 360s trying to pull him. So my question is: any ideas on how to fix this? Any ideas on why he does this?

Any feedback would be great! Thanks! =]
dreamrideredc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 08-25-2009, 09:26 PM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,266
• Horses: 1
IDK why he is doing it or how to alter the behavior. With my own horse though, when he slams on brakes and refuses to go, I ask him to walk slightly to the left or to the right and then straight again. That seems to get him going again. Maybe it will help you too. Good Luck!
sandy2u1 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-25-2009, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 824
• Horses: 0
thanks ill try that next time I go out!
dreamrideredc is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 08-25-2009, 10:50 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,179
• Horses: 4
My horse does this when being led. Sometimes he stops to poop but sometimes he just stops and looks at me. It's really random and I can't find a cause. I just come back to behind his shoulder and ask him to walk on again. Sorry i'm no help!

wild_spot is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 08-26-2009, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 824
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by wild_spot View Post
My horse does this when being led. Sometimes he stops to poop but sometimes he just stops and looks at me. It's really random and I can't find a cause. I just come back to behind his shoulder and ask him to walk on again. Sorry i'm no help!
yeah that's what I usually do
dreamrideredc is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slide stopping! Whiskey Lullaby Western Riding 9 06-18-2009 07:13 PM
stopping issues ILUVTWH Horse Tack and Equipment 6 05-01-2009 02:02 PM
stopping pawing? jemmamalone Horse Training 15 03-28-2009 07:34 PM
My horse keeps stopping! Reese2007 Horse Training 28 12-08-2008 04:30 PM
Just Stopping By aBreeze Meet the Community 2 04-17-2007 03:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome