04-13-2010, 12:22 AM
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So right now, I am re-training a horse for one of my dad's friends. This horse is an 8 year old Appendix gelding. He used to be a rodeo horse (a heeler is what they think). But he was really messed up and is your stereotypical "crazy" rodeo horse. He does have a good mind and personality, but he's had really bad training. And the guy who owns him, never rides really, but he wants a horse fr his daughter to be able to ride, and maybe run barrels on in the future. So I am going to be untraining then retraining him. And once I have a foundation, I am going to teach him the barrels. Ok... so my question is, what can I do to help bring his head down? I can reteach everything else, but how can I get him to naturally keep a lower head carriage? Beacause right now he could stab out your eyes with his ears (haha). I mean I know to work on collection and that will help some... it's not an emergency, but tips are definetly welcome.