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post #1 of 6 Old 12-14-2011, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Question leading a horse

why can't I get my horse to follow me by the harness or lead rope
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-14-2011, 08:49 PM
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Judging by all of your posts on this forum, I really think you could benefit from some lessons and a trainer.
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-14-2011, 09:14 PM
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Roy, could you provide some details please. Like HOW you try to lead it, how much experience you have, what kind of horse is it, what exactly it does when you try to lead, etc.

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post #4 of 6 Old 12-14-2011, 10:29 PM
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why can't I get my horse to follow me by the harness or lead rope
Do you own a donkey or know someone who owns one? Tie your colt to him in the pasture for a day or two and he will lead like a charm! :)
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I am really beginning to suspect that OP is a troll.

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-15-2011, 02:04 PM
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Can you get your horse to go backwards? If you can, make him/her back up a lot. Keep going backwards, maybe then he/she will go forwards?

Maybe your horse is testing you? The more the horse wins, the harder it will be for you to win any battle. Be as stubborn as a donkey, and when your horse does what you ask, reinforce good behavior with praise.
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