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post #6601 of 10874 Old 07-09-2013, 02:10 AM
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I think his attention should always be on you when you're leading him, as it can lead to him getting into your space from getting too excited. I would have him move his feet any time his attention came off me. It could help with his buddy sour issues by making him think it's not okay to act that way. At least while you're around, that is. But, that's just me. :) I've got a high strung pony who will pop right quick out of fear and a learning yearling, so I don't let them get away with much haha. That being said, they're buddy sour. =.= Henny is actually better about it than Bubba. I can lead them away and they'll be fine, but the one left behind gets worked up a bit. Irritates the crud out of me when they call to the other who went away.
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post #6602 of 10874 Old 07-09-2013, 08:54 AM
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post #6603 of 10874 Old 07-09-2013, 09:02 AM
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oooh my arab had a bad habit of rushing thru gates when being led when I first got him. I wanted to smack him! It is no fun getting slammed into a post b/c he was afraid the gate was going to hit him in the butt. We argued forEVER one day - I made him stop half way thru. Oh you should have seen him dance! Then an inch here, and an inch there, and I would let him come in. He got in the habit of easing thru then he would still charge at the last minute and swing his rear as if the gate way was going to bite him. I made him go backward thru it too! THen I made him walk thru my garden gate which has an overhead bar at 6 foot high. That was even more of a challenge! He also wouldn't load in the trailer for squat either. I think it was all connected - he must have had a fear of small spaces. He's good to go now - well, as long as I never let the gate hit him in the arse.

One of my QH's back in the old days was the same way - I couldn't convince him to stand in shafts until he was 12 years old. Once he figured out that the cart wasn't going to get him, he was a blast - but I always drove him in an open bridle because he needed to SEE all the way around and I constantly pulled his tail and said 'good boy' for the entire first year he drove.
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post #6604 of 10874 Old 07-09-2013, 09:09 AM
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My gelding does it sometimes. He loads no problem, I can lead him through wherever I want with a halter or bridle on. Every once in a blue moon he will rush through it though and then he's fine. He doesn't push me, he waits until I'm out of his way. I got better at seeing when he was thinking about it, and when I have a halter/bridle on him I can curb it now (he doesn't get to leave until he walks out calmly). When I let him out after dinner (he gets penned up for dinner so my girl can eat in peace), I have gotten him to calmly walk out. Except yesterday. First time in more than 6 months that he rushed out after I walked off to the side (out of his way). *sigh* He was hyper, so I guess note to myself: more work when he's hyper. Yeay. The irony is, he is good 99% of the time. It's just that odd 1% he decides to be a toot.
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post #6605 of 10874 Old 07-09-2013, 09:50 AM
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Whenever I lead through a gate, I'll turn the horse back towards the gate, lead them forward while I grab the gate, then back up and make them stand while I close the gate before I walk off to let them go. Bubba doesn't rush, but whenever it's time to turn around, he SHOOTS that tiny butt of his over as fast as possible. He's very quick to respond to anything(which is why he's so quick to pop you.) When he was in the stocks at the vet, the second the needle touched him his back legs shot out from beneath him and back under within half a second. Good thing no one was behind him LOL.

Henny is perfect about leading through gates. Heck, sometimes I will let him go ahead of me through the gate to close it behind him if I don't have a halter on him(if I'm taking him somewhere real quick I'll lead him with a hand on his cheek.) He pivots around towards the gate himself and stands there while I close it. He's such a good boy! <3
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post #6606 of 10874 Old 07-09-2013, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Soooooooooo funny. We have the opposite problem. Gunnie doesn't want to go back to the pasture.. He stops, and looks back .. and I had to teach DH how to use the lead without turning arround to "encourage" him to continue to walk forward .. lol
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post #6607 of 10874 Old 07-09-2013, 10:18 AM
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Yeah, Eli and I have been doing gates since he was 6 months when I led him all over the property. He is a very laid back, mellow kind of guy. Just about everything we have done with him he takes in stride, no big deal. I tell people he has lived a previous life as a horse because nothing bothers him and he learns so quickly. My first attempt at flexing him about 6 months ago was surprising. I held the lead rope on his back and gave it a light but firm pull. He flexed his neck all the way back! Did the same on the other side, about half way. That was when I started telling people that he is a reincarnated horse haha.
I need to read up on how to help him with the buddy sour issue.
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post #6608 of 10874 Old 07-09-2013, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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The horses are coming home this weekend. It's really happening!

Of course, we will be losing the pen the same day, so that is kinda scarey .. but I'm so excited!

My stomach is in knots, because ya'll know that it'll change the dynamics. Feed time will be more chaotic .. and Gunnie may be more interested in the pasture than work time when his buddies get here.

Pray that DH doesn't get frustrated. He's pretty focused right now, so this will add a bit of distraction for his training...

PSYCHED ... Charm is FINALLY going to be at home .. (after 6.5 years)
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post #6609 of 10874 Old 07-09-2013, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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post #6610 of 10874 Old 07-09-2013, 11:48 AM
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So excited for you TG!!!! Hopefully your DH will not lose his focus, it's just something else to work though and he sounds like he's getting it together:)

I'm very excited for this weekend too. I'm actually gona get to ride my mare in a parade (unless something else comes up, *knocking on wood*). Didn't get to last year but this year, I think we're ready:)
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