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    08-14-2010, 10:46 PM
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Could use a little advice please

Last year I rescued a 5 year old APHA mare that I have spent alot of time and patience with. She was doing great on trails all this year until just recently when I brought home another mare, she had been the only mare till then. Since the new horse has been here my mare has really been fighting me when it I try to ta with her resistingke her on the trails. I usually end up leading her so far out, resisting the whole way. Once we get so far out I can ride her without a hassle. If the new goes out with us my girl will go out without any hassle. How can I get her to go out like she used to? It's very discouraging because she was never like this before.
     
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    08-14-2010, 10:53 PM
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Trained
Sounds like she is missing her new friend.

You need to reward her for every step she takes away from home without resisting. And when she tries to go home, make sure you don't let her. Do you leave in the same direction every time? Maybe a new route will help - she will be so busy looking at everything to notice, at least the first time you go that way. Try walking a lot further home, more than you need to just cool her out.

If she turns for home, keep turning her in the direction she went in until she is headed back the way you want to go. If she bolts for home, make sure you at least take her back to the point she started to bolt from before you go home. It is a mental battle - if you are going to fight her on this, then you have to make sure you win every time or she will continue to try it.

Hope this helps
     
    08-14-2010, 11:01 PM
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Trained
You just have to keep riding her out alone, push her along and/or make her work when she starts to fight you (e.g. Circles, etc), not give in, and be patient. The herd instinct is very strong, so it can indeed be very frustrating, but eventually she'll learn that she's not going back until you're ready and her buddy will still be there when you get back.
     



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