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post #1 of 8 Old 02-12-2011, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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I just recently got a new pony. Having trouble with getting him to walk forward on a lead line. and ideas.
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-12-2011, 09:58 PM
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get a dressage whip.

Stand by ponies head and click(or say walk) and you start to walk forward. If pony doesnt move tap with the whip.

Hope this helps :)
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-12-2011, 10:20 PM
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I just recently got a new pony. Having trouble with getting him to walk forward on a lead line. and ideas.
Could you give us some more information. A dressage whip isn't necessarily the answer.
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-12-2011, 10:23 PM
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I agree with Yoshi, how ae you leading the horse? How much experience do you have with horses? How much experience does the pony have?

When you lead a horse, the horse needs to have respect for you and you also need to be confident when leading.

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-12-2011, 10:34 PM
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I agree with Yoshi, how ae you leading the horse? How much experience do you have with horses? How much experience does the pony have?

When you lead a horse, the horse needs to have respect for you and you also need to be confident when leading.
Absolutely yes to all that. If you are standing in front of the pony and trying to force him to walk on the he will dig his heels in! (Not saying that you're doing this, of course).

The ideal way to lead an experienced equine is to stand by his LEFT shoulder and when asked to walk on, he will follow your lead.

A youngster requires you to walk slightly in front of the shoulder.
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Absolutely yes to all that. If you are standing in front of the pony and trying to force him to walk on the he will dig his heels in! (Not saying that you're doing this, of course).

The ideal way to lead an experienced equine is to stand by his LEFT shoulder and when asked to walk on, he will follow your lead.

A youngster requires you to walk slightly in front of the shoulder.
NEVER STAND BY THE SHOLDER! you should be by his head. you should be able to lead a horse from both sides not just the left.
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i own 2 other horses. i worked in a boarding barn for 7 yrs. i lead at his head never his sholder. we get so far and than he refuses to move. i tried a whip just at a tap and he gets scared. so trying to figure somthing else out. He is 4. and did not come from a loving home
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-13-2011, 09:43 AM
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No need to shout, Myhorsesonador.....
I always lead my horses from the shoulder. Always have done.
Maybe it is a European thing because I am British but have lived most of my life in France.
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