Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
I wouldn't really recommend the one rein stop. A circle will do just fine, and accomplishes the same thing without having your horses nose on your knee. =]
Just keep him BUSY. I'm sure you can feel when he is about to talk to someone, so before he gets a chance, transition, turn, sidestep, just make him use his body.
My horses like to scream at each other when I take one away from the rest. It annoys the heck out of me! So whenever I take one away, I try to stop the whinny before they can even get it out. My filly and I go on walks, and I can see her nostrils flair and her eyes get bright. I know what's coming, so we circle AWAY from me, or start trotting, or stop and back up. While I'm riding my older mare, I can feel her ribcage expand, her head goes up, her ears towards home, so we circle, I send her off into a trot or a canter, or we back up. It seems to work pretty well. They still scream sometimes, but at least they scream and keep listening to me. =]
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