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    10-26-2013, 06:02 PM
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Yearling
Refer to CowboyBob's post. This is basically what I was going to answer.

But, congrats on your NSH! They are super fun and awesome (although I am quite biased in this opinion ;) ). They are also extremely smart and catch on to things super fast, so teaching her this shouldn't take too long, but it's a matter of being consistent with your aids, otherwise she will find a way to evade you, as I assume she's already doing.

Another good idea is also training a head up cue so that you can cue her to lower her head by finger pressure on the poll, but she doesn't raise her head back up until you ask her for it. With my horse it's pushing on the bottom middle of his neck to come back up.

Being consistent with it you will probably be able to get her to the point of just hovering your fingers over her poll for her to drop the head.

Release is so important!

Happy training, good luck!
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    10-27-2013, 04:11 AM
  #12
Yearling
My yearling decided he wanted to evade the bridle, he knows to drop his head for poll pressure but decided to ignore it when he saw the bridle (snaffle) coming. He's already 15 hands as a yearling and wanted to nip this in the bud so I cheated. I used a long lead rope, went from the bottom halter ring, through his front legs and around the barrel. Asked him nicely to drop his head, but had his head tied so if he raised beyond level he hit the lead. I put the bridle on matter of factly, went on with our lesson. A week of this and no more raising his head. Obviously this only works when you leave your halter on underneath, but now he gets that he isn't allowed to raise his head, so no need for the halter anymore. Like someone else said, always respect their teeth and head, be careful when slipping the headstall on, and praise for good behaviour. Just don't tippytoe around it our make it a big deal.
     

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