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        03-05-2012, 10:33 PM
      #21
    Yearling
    If a horse didn't want to stop, in general, I wouldn't try to make her. I'd keep her moving forward. As long as I can turn the horse in a circle I can keep it from becoming a wreck. Then it's just a matter of keeping it up until she decides that she'd rather stop. It could require some determination so I'd want to make sure that I had some time on my hands (unlimited is the best).
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        03-05-2012, 11:01 PM
      #22
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Ian McDonald    
    If a horse didn't want to stop, in general, I wouldn't try to make her. I'd keep her moving forward. As long as I can turn the horse in a circle I can keep it from becoming a wreck. Then it's just a matter of keeping it up until she decides that she'd rather stop. It could require some determination so I'd want to make sure that I had some time on my hands (unlimited is the best).
    I think that is the best method going to make it click in their head. They wanna move let em...go go go...and like you said turn em in circles if you have to just make sure they are moving forward...until moving forward really isn't too fun anymore...then when they are trying to stop on you...ask for more movement...then outta nowhere ask them to stop. Make a big deal out of it...praise them for it BIGTIME...then continue on again...next coupld stops on the way home will be easier and easier. But don't overdo the stopping just yet. Lots of go and little whoa. It clicks in their heads.
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        03-06-2012, 12:03 AM
      #23
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by herdbound    
    I think that is the best method going to make it click in their head. They wanna move let em...go go go...and like you said turn em in circles if you have to just make sure they are moving forward...until moving forward really isn't too fun anymore...then when they are trying to stop on you...ask for more movement...then outta nowhere ask them to stop. Make a big deal out of it...praise them for it BIGTIME...then continue on again...next coupld stops on the way home will be easier and easier. But don't overdo the stopping just yet. Lots of go and little whoa. It clicks in their heads.
    I know you dig what I mean. Saw your album with all those horses you started. You appear to be a woman after my own heart.
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        03-06-2012, 04:19 AM
      #24
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Joe4d    
    initially I thought, more bit, like a correction bit. But sounds like there are some training issues with you and your horse.
    I've very sensitive horses with inexperienced riders with legs flapping around basically telling the horse to go faster, but pulling reins telling them to go slower, some horses get pissy at the mixed signals.
    Yep, that's a great way to train a horse to buck!
         
        03-06-2012, 05:36 AM
      #25
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by SammyAnn    
    Well here's the problem, my 10yo mustang mare has a stopping problem. When she's on the lead or lounge she is the perfect horse stopping and going right on que. But as soon as I get in the saddle it's Aaaaaah! No brakes! No brakes! I've tried:
    Gentle calm voice with a slight tug on the reigns
    Loud voice and countinually pulling on the reigns till she stops
    Having her stand still then walk forward stop and repeat

    Once I do finally get her stopped she won't stand still! She almost ran through a fence with me still on her. Please I don't want anyone to get hurt, so any advice?
    Are you leaning forward in the saddle at all? This will make some horses go faster even if you are pulling on the reins.
         
        03-06-2012, 10:31 AM
      #26
    Foal
    Usandpets sorry I didn't respond I missed that one, yes we do know how to flex. She's kinda a mix between an arab and QH it really just depends on her mood.
         
        03-06-2012, 10:41 AM
      #27
    Green Broke
    The one rein stop is just like asking to flex. You just keep holding pressure on the rein until she stops then flexes. Start off with only a couple of steps then ask for it. Slowly add in more steps until you feel she's got it at the walk then start over at the trot and again at the lope/canter.
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        03-06-2012, 08:02 PM
      #28
    Foal
    Thanks for all the advice!I'll start trying the one rein stop asap! :)
         

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