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post #1 of 2 Old 11-07-2011, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Breaking the hot headed mare...

I recently bought a barrel bred long yearling mare. I want to start her lightly this Spring, then leave her till Fall.

She has the potential to get really hot, I already see it in her, and I've just done some touching work with her on the lead (she hasn't been handled much) Once she's fine with touching and such, I want to learn how to lunge and get her lunging and slowly add a bit, and then a saddle.

But I don't want to go too fast. I want to start her right, so she knows slow is good and I really want to keep her mind good.


Any tips on to go about this? Or where to start?

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post #2 of 2 Old 11-07-2011, 11:26 PM
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If she tends toward hot, I'd do a lot of desensitizing first..lots of exercises with her moving her feet, changing directions, yielding her hind, lateral flexion, etc.. This will result in a much calmer horse.. as it gives the horse a bit of confidence and a large amount of trust in you..

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