Disrespect, Confused, Scared? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 17 Old 07-22-2013, 05:51 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 1,107
• Horses: 4
Do you know a trainer? It helps to watch someone else work your horse successfully.
Posted via Mobile Device
Foxtail Ranch is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 17 Old 07-22-2013, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 42
• Horses: 0
Yes, I do. I will get Tango checked out by the vet before I ask her to come out though. Thanks for your help!
RollyPolly is offline  
post #13 of 17 Old 07-22-2013, 06:39 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
This horse is trying to find the right answer yet can't. Start with her on about 6' of lead, holding it in your left hand. Use your right to point the whip behind you with the tip on the ground. Encourage her to partly circle you. Tell her whoa and rub her forehead. Then ask for another part circle. Sometimes we have to teach then in inches. Keep a few treats on hand and when she calmly manages to make a complete circle around you pop one in her mouth. Continue with the part circles but give her a little more line. When she will do two circles calmly at the walk, treat her then put her away. That is a big reward. Usually the next day it will be even better. Keep her to the walk for the next 5 sessions with the occasional reward. If she tries to come in to you just put her back facing the direction you want. Now, you need to try to keep your feet in the same place because if your step back that is her signal to come to you. Horses are inclined to follow what is moving away. You will find the few treats will help the process. Be sure to extend your arm so she has to turn her head away in order to have the treat.
Saddlebag is offline  
post #14 of 17 Old 07-22-2013, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 42
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
If she tries to come in to you just put her back facing the direction you want.
When she comes into me, she's going in the direction I want her to. She just runs me over... or tries to. She'll go a few steps then rub against my stomach with her side and sometimes will kick out then. Do I tell her to stop when she does this or pop her with a whip?
RollyPolly is offline  
post #15 of 17 Old 07-22-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 42
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
This horse is trying to find the right answer yet can't. Start with her on about 6' of lead, holding it in your left hand. Use your right to point the whip behind you with the tip on the ground. Encourage her to partly circle you. Tell her whoa and rub her forehead. Then ask for another part circle. Sometimes we have to teach then in inches. Keep a few treats on hand and when she calmly manages to make a complete circle around you pop one in her mouth. Continue with the part circles but give her a little more line. When she will do two circles calmly at the walk, treat her then put her away. That is a big reward. Usually the next day it will be even better. Keep her to the walk for the next 5 sessions with the occasional reward. If she tries to come in to you just put her back facing the direction you want. Now, you need to try to keep your feet in the same place because if your step back that is her signal to come to you. Horses are inclined to follow what is moving away. You will find the few treats will help the process. Be sure to extend your arm so she has to turn her head away in order to have the treat.
I went over and tried this. She just kicked up more and backed up more. She kept throwing her head and snorting. She went two steps so I stopped her. When I try to start her out going forward, she backed and snorted. Then when she went forward, kicked up and scared the living daylight out of me.
RollyPolly is offline  
post #16 of 17 Old 07-23-2013, 05:14 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 137
• Horses: 2
My mare lunges fine in each direction and is fine when riding in an arena counter-clockwise but when we change direction and go clockwise, she is hesitant, puts her hind end in the middle of the arena and side steps, just won't go straight along the rail. My friend pointed out that her vision may be compomised in her left eye and she can't see rail very well (or at all) and is apprehensive about her left side and what might be there. Sh will stand with a gate or rail on her right side but not on her left side.

Since your mare has vision problems in her right eye, along with her past abuse, may be the reason she does not like going counter clockwise. Something to think about and have checked out when she sees the vet
As You Wish is offline  
post #17 of 17 Old 07-24-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 42
• Horses: 0
Thank you everybody. I got her figured out.

As You Wish, that really helped. I had my "Aha" moment about her because of what you wrote. Thank you so much.
RollyPolly is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it pain or disrespect? katec1991 Horse Training 7 07-22-2013 01:28 PM
Disrespect? bakercar Horse Training 13 07-18-2012 07:30 PM
Disrespect to me? apachewhitesox Horse Talk 8 08-05-2011 03:49 AM
Disrespect or inexperience? AllThePrettyHorses Horse Training 24 08-01-2011 03:11 AM
managing dangerous disrespect mlkarel2010 Natural Horsemanship 17 06-05-2009 03:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome