My coloured pony is very bolshy PLEASE HELP!

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    12-26-2006, 07:02 PM
My coloured pony is very bolshy PLEASE HELP!

Hey i've just got a tradtional coloured on loan for a few weeks to try him out and me and my family really like him and he has great show potential, but he has down falls, he's very impatient and bolshy, however today I was riding him and all he wanted to do was canter while I wanted to trot (i was warming up) it's really annoying but we really do like him any advice?
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    12-26-2006, 09:41 PM
Even though he may seem like show quality material, he may not be the appropriate pony for you. He's going to take a lot of patients and time anyway before you take him in the show ring.

What exercise does he get? What is he fed? How often have you ridden him and how long has he been at your home?
    12-27-2006, 11:26 AM

Hello again I ride him every other day for an hour, currently we feed him normal hay and them after work hi-fi and conditioning cubes with vitamins, I've been riding him for the last 2 and a half weeks, also I've taken him on the road a few times and he's very well behanved (looks at a few things but apart from that he's brilliant)
Sorry still haven't got pictures of him yet
    12-27-2006, 04:32 PM
You may find lunging very helpful to get the excess energy out before a lesson.
    12-27-2006, 04:40 PM

Theres only 1 problem bout on the lunge he just gallops round and round :roll:
    12-30-2006, 01:12 AM
Re: hey

Originally Posted by horsecrazy15
theres only 1 problem bout on the lunge he just gallops round and round :roll:
Don't allow it then. He seems to have a lot of energy but you must be the one to direct what he does with his energy during a work out. Lunge while working on downward transitions. If he speeds up, ask for a downward transition and then ask what you originally wanted again.

What is he being fed?

If you allow him to take off with you on the lunge, let alone riding, he certainly will.
    12-30-2006, 10:26 AM
Kind of sounds like he is just full of energy. Evedently every other day is not keeping him wore down enough to want to pay attention to you and what you want. I never was much on lunging. All it does is teach them to run in circles but if that pony was mine I would wear him down by rideing him. If he wants to run then make him him run. When he wan'ts to stop run him a little more. He will be glad to slow down and start paying attention to you. Good luck. Lonnie
    12-31-2006, 12:19 PM

Thankz guys your really helping me I think i'll consider those thoughts im so glad I have people I can turn to for help

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