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post #1 of 19 Old 03-24-2010, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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3 yr old Stallion starts In Hand Training - Video

Here is a link to a video of my 3 year old Sport Horse Stallion starting his "Official" In Hand Training. Warning to some that it is a bit strong, so I don't want anyone getting all upset.

This is a big horse (17.3hh) that has a great attitude and is starting his career - boundaries needed to be established for both him and me. It was a very interesting experience for both of us, changed our relationship somewhat to a more working relationship. Remember that this is my baby - I watching him being born, bred his mom (sister to my gelding), selected the stallion and have been his only handler since birth.

Well here goes:


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post #2 of 19 Old 03-24-2010, 10:03 AM
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Beautiful Stallion! He is deffintly one BIG boy! :)

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I don't know anything about dressage but whats the point in (in hand training)? Just curious. Is there a class for it or something? Or is it just simply teaching him how to lead?
Please excuse my ignorance lol
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Both - he will show in hand YEH and Dressage as well as sport horse and inspections. But manners are very important.

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Oh okay :)
He is stunning.
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Wow...all I can say is he is very beautiful! Flashy young man!
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He is a handsome fellow and he seems to be taking to his training really well. I'm curious as well, since I know nothing about dressage either. We start ours right after they are born to halter work. Is this the same as halter training in the western world?


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He is a handsome fellow and he seems to be taking to his training really well. I'm curious as well, since I know nothing about dressage either. We start ours right after they are born to halter work. Is this the same as halter training in the western world?
I'm assuming this horse was also halter broke as a foal, as most horses are. If you'll notice the horse is outfitted in a surcingle, bit and side reins. The purpose of this is three fold. The first reason is to get the horse used to tack, the aids and just generally provide a framework for further ground and in hand work. This work is also teaching acceptance and respect to the horse and beginning to teach the horse that he must let the trainer move his body where it may not be comfortable (this is really key in dressage because we are asking horses to move and build muscle and they can end up very muscle sore or uncomfortable in the new work). And finally, the trainer is just playing to see where the horse's boundaries are and how s/he can progress the training.

I don't think enough people work on this sort of stuff with their young horses, they just go straight to lunging.

Good luck!
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I don't disagree with any of this training, especially if he will become a breeding stallion. Rules must be clear and consistent.

What breeding is he? Sport horse is somewhat ambiguous. Your trainer looks familiar, what is his name? I can't get a clear view of his face with the video quality on my laptop.
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Wow he looks great! He really seems to pay attention!

I must admit thought I never found this type of in hand training beneficial to me or my horses (never have used side reins either), but its interesting to watch other people who do find it useful.

I love to watch other people do things, you can learn from everyone.

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