A couple of questions.
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

A couple of questions.

This is a discussion on A couple of questions. within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-18-2012, 07:04 PM
      #1
    Foal
    A couple of questions.

    I have an 18 month old filly that I am wanting to start working. She is already halter broke, will lead, I can pick up her feet, and all the basic trust things.

    1. Is it to early to start ground work on her?
    2. If I don't have a round pen. What else can I do?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        09-18-2012, 07:39 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Work on desensitizing things. Get her used to flapping objects, scary sights etc...i wouldnt be doing alot of lunging or driving or anything.

    But things like getting her used to a rope around her legs, going over water or tarps, through cowboy curtains....doesnt hurt.

    Teach her to trailer, maybe pony her for a few minutes.

    Just throwing out ideas. Haha
         
        09-18-2012, 08:01 PM
      #3
    Foal
    She isn't scared of much. I have tied plastic bags around my fences and around by her feed bucket. I have touched her feet with whips and such and she doesn't booger. She is pretty calm for just about anything I toss at her. Just didn't know what to do next.
         
        09-18-2012, 08:09 PM
      #4
    Started
    What about stepping up onto something?
    Or getting her really responsive to your touch,
    Like one poke means she just swings her butt away

    I had fun teaching my mare to do that

    OH! And flexing!! That's fun! Umm..

    What about baths? It's a little cold by me, but is she scared of water?
         
        09-18-2012, 08:18 PM
      #5
    Foal
    She loads and unload on a trailer better then my 19 year old. She steps right in and out without hesitation. Haven't tried baths yet. Touching her all over with no spooking. I'll work on the pokes and giving her head.
         
        09-18-2012, 08:23 PM
      #6
    Started

    Teaching them stuff is so fun! Good luck!!!
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        09-18-2012, 08:45 PM
      #7
    Foal
    You might look into John Lyonn's "Go Forward" lesson. It works great in a roundpen, but you can also teach it on the lead. It is a great way to get her moving her body, and building that conditioned response system. If she isn't already great with ground manners (as it sounds you have done a pretty good job) this will improve on them!

    I'll give you an idea of what I'm talking about. First you will want to start on a short lead, say.. your hand just a few inches from her face. You want to stand on her left side, about a foot and a half away from her and right behind her elbow. That way you aren't impeeding movement. You will want a whip that is long enough to reach her hip. So you are in position.. left hand grasping the lead and your right holding the whip. You want to think "move forward" and start tapping her butt/hip with your whip. You wan't it to be an irritating bug type tap. Not Wack, Wack, Wack. Just Tap, Tap, Tap. You will keep tapping until she takes a step forward. Some horses take forever to grasp this, while some get it imiediately. Its important that you don't stop tapping until she has moved forward. Don't stop if she goes side ways or backwards or any other direction but forward. At the exact momment she moves a foot forward, STOP tapping. Praise her! Then start tapping again. Once she can walk forward consistantly on a short lead, make it longer. Eventually you will have a horse who can walk on a long line around you for hours!

    Now obviously you have to be able to stop her, Hah! So lets say she is moving forward and this time she doesn't stop on her own.(the first few times she moves forward, she will probably stop pretty fast.) You want to take her head and gently pull towards her hip. Don't release that pressure until she stops. It also helps if you walk toward her hip. So technically you are disengaging(I know that is spelled wrong, spell check isn't working D:) the hip and stopping forward motion.

    Well I hope that was helpful!!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Couple questions... jefra Horse Training 2 01-21-2011 08:08 PM
    couple o questions.. trampis Horse Training 17 04-27-2010 01:15 PM
    Newbie..Couple of questions... dcs13 Horse Training 8 12-27-2009 05:47 PM
    couple questions Barbaro4evr Horse Training 8 08-04-2009 01:45 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:39 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0