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post #11 of 12 Old 06-13-2013, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Roadyy View Post
How close can you get to him before he heads the other direction? Try getting close to him then turn your back to him and walk backwards the rest of the way to him. It has worked for me before on a horse that would let me get about 15' from him before he headed the other direction. With my back to him he didn't feel threatened or in jeopardy of being caught.
I never thought of that, I'll try this tonight.

Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
so, you've tried the "walking down a horse"? and you've done round pen work, getting him to turn and come to you? Could you do that, round pen work, and have a halter in your hand the whole time?
Walking him down does work, but it takes hours with him. We are both so stubborn that I will literally spend over an hour out in the pasture doing that with him before he finally does it. Even in a round pen
If I don't have a halter he'll do it right away.

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post #12 of 12 Old 06-13-2013, 04:52 PM
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Kama, keep your halter and lead in your left elbow and don't try to hide it. If you check this training site I've explained in detail the correct way to walk a horse down and why it works.
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