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    01-07-2009, 04:52 PM
Well, he is 7 yrs, morgan. There is a couple of round hay bales in the pasture, I give him a little grain for a treat(once in a while.)
I do not stall board him just pasture board and he is only hyper in the arena. The preivious owner said that he went to a VERY good trianer when he was about 2-3. And he is new and the horsey dentist only come out in the summer like twice, unless you call him\her. I just got him a week or so before christmas. I am useing my other horses bit on him, its just a low port snaffle, but he seem to work well with that so I do not think it is the bit. Im not sure if its just the snow that might be bothering him, and we don't have an indoor arena.
I have one question for you, what is a serpintine??????????????
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    01-07-2009, 05:12 PM
A serpentine is almost like an S shape, but with more loops. So, like two S's put together, or three, depending on the size of your arena.

Are you finding it difficult to work him because he is hyper? I know of a horse that was like that. And what his trainer did was just let him lope first. Let him blow off steam, stretch his legs, and work off that excess energy.

Once you feel him tire a little and start to slow down, then go to work on training.

Another exercise that teaches a horse to slow down is straight line turns. That's where you start at a walk, walk in a straight line, then turn (45 degree TOH). Walk a few steps or many steps, and turn again. Change directions, and change up how far you walk before turning. That will teach your horse to slow and wait for you to ask. Once he does it well at the walk, push it up to a walk.
    01-07-2009, 05:30 PM
No, he listens VERY good but he likes to go, and he is not tenpermental he is the sweetest thing ever. Thanks I will try that!!!!!!
    01-07-2009, 06:03 PM
Do you longe him before you ride? If not it might be a good idea to longe him every time before you ride him.
    01-07-2009, 06:15 PM
Well, he is one of those horses when you work him more, he just gets more hotter and hyper. That's the problem with that. And it really sucks that I can't lunge him because he will get hotter and hotter.
    01-07-2009, 06:34 PM
Well I remember you saying this was a barrel horse at some point. When you are riding him are there barrels set up in the arena? My old barrel horse used to do the same then when there were barrels set up. She would always try to scoop in and run home(basicly run off with me) Is he only doing it in the direct going back to the gate? He might be trying to do that...what kinda of rollbacks is he doing? Is he turning into the arena wall or inside?
    01-07-2009, 06:46 PM
Yes he is a barrel horse. Yes the barrels are set up in the arena. But, it is not the barels that make him hyper. I can ride him while the gate is OPEN and he does not do anything. He is doing FAST rollbacks, he is just turning fast in the other direction. And he turns when and what ever direction inside or wall.

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