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        07-22-2013, 06:51 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Do you know a trainer? It helps to watch someone else work your horse successfully.
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        07-22-2013, 07:00 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Yes, I do. I will get Tango checked out by the vet before I ask her to come out though. Thanks for your help!
         
        07-22-2013, 07:39 PM
      #13
    Showing
    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.
         
        07-22-2013, 07:49 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    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?
         
        07-22-2013, 08:30 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    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.
         
        07-23-2013, 06:14 PM
      #16
    Foal
    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
         
        07-24-2013, 07:35 PM
      #17
    Foal
    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.
         

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