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post #11 of 16 Old 12-23-2007, 03:55 PM
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lol, that's a great story, Gottaride:P
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-23-2007, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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So I used some of these suggestions today when I went to see him and they worked beautifully! I let him run his energy out and play for a bit, then we worked and he did wonderfully! we even walked some patterns and played with a ball and what not. I found out he loves it when I sing (it's terrible though!)...he followed me around the arena no lead when I would sing to him hehe. lol I found out he loooves the Judds!

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post #13 of 16 Old 01-29-2008, 09:20 PM
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In the case of rearing or bucking, I simply do the opposite. if my horse rears, i make it move forward, as they can't rear when moving forward. if my horse bucks, i bring his head up and again drive him off my leg. If it is a young horse it probably hasnt established that this is naughty behaviour, and by stopping it and correcting it when it happens, it is the sama as any other part of training.
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post #14 of 16 Old 01-30-2008, 09:05 PM
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I discipline my young ones. I use chained lead ropes, and whenever they, lets say bite me, I will pull the chain. I kick my horse in the gut as well, but I do it with my toe, and my horse loves me to death. I'll use the bite example again, say Hoopie, 2 year-old mare, bites me, I'm going to either pull down the chain, or hit her in the face, as mean as that may sound, she has discipline and now knows what is acceptable and not.

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post #15 of 16 Old 01-30-2008, 11:16 PM
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BARN SOUR got it right, i always ignore their out-lashings and work though it. Then again, it takes a lot of confidence to back up a horse that is standing straight up (for example). What ever sets him off, repeat this until he gives up, then reward him with rest.
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post #16 of 16 Old 01-31-2008, 06:28 AM
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When working on a young horse you have to figure that they are about as impressional as they will ever be. If you teach them at this age to fear you, they will. If you teach them to over power you, they will. But the hardest thing to do is to teach them to respect you. However, once they do you can never get a better horse. Right now I am working on my third, fourth and fifth horses still in the 'baby days.' I have found from years of experience that the only thing that works is patience, understanding and negotiation.
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