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post #1 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Buddy Sour While Riding

I have noticed now that I am riding Cash is that when I take him to the other pasture to ride he doesn't really want to listen, just wants to go over to the fence to see his buddy Scooter....How do I fix that and what causes it ?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 08:12 PM
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Lots of time repeating and repeating what you are doing. He will get better.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 08:26 PM
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Does he obey you when you are working with him on the ground, or is he constantly wallering you around to see other horse, or whatever has caught his eye?

If answer is no, then more ground work, to reinforce that you are the one running the show.

And when he drifts towards fence to see buddy, make him circle, and make him go the way you want him to go, not the way he wants to. Stop and make him stand still every so often too, both when leading and riding. That again, will reinforce that you are the boss.

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No he wasn't really listening to me , but what I was doing is we would go by the fence and then I would walk him away ..when he would start acting up I would either spin him or make him stop completely ..we would go a little ways and than I would take him back to the fence and each time we would go farther away and come back ect...When we were done riding I made him stand about 6 feet away from the gate and just stand there , he would try and go towards the other horse and I would spin him and than we would stand there
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 10:21 PM
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Let him be around Scooter as long as he is working his butt off and then take him on a ride away and let him hang out or eat or stand and do nothing until he starts acting up because he wants to be with his friends. Go back to the other horse and make him work, then leave again. Eventually he will learn that he can hang out and do nothing when he's away from other horses.
Also, when you're making him work, make him work HARD so he gets the idea that being with his friends doesn't necessarily mean he's going to have a good time.
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