Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Get rid of kicking habit? :\
Well, Dude is lame and for some reason I don't think he's going to be able to show the next 2-3 months and I just don't have the money to lease a lame horse..So, I might end up leasing Lucky.
Now, someone may remember my other post that was inspired by her, but not pertaining to her as I had nothing to do with her riding wise. But now, it's pertaining to her, sadly.. :\
She's an avid kicker, I like to think that it's a hobby for her.. :\
She kicks at gates at shows (have to get off and walk her out or she won't want to go in the next class).
She kicks at anything and everything on trails.
She kicks at horses, regardless of if she knows them or not, or where she is.
Questions you might have:
She's perfectly fine with ground work from what I've done with her thus far.
She respects just about any human willing to not let her walk over them. (Just from that feeling, ya know? How confident "herd leaders" don't show that they're scared or nervous?)
She doesn't kick at people..at all.
Now, I won't lie, I have fun on a horse that isn't so..sane, but it gets to a point where I just wanna knock 'em one, ya know? So, if I lease her instead of Dude (which means his training went down the drain, and I paid to put training on a horse I'm not even going to ride...), I would like to know some things I could possibly do to get her to not want to kick.
Now, she is lead mare in her herd (and all the horses at the barn when they're in together), if that comes into play? I haven't had much experience with kicking horses, only rearing, bolting, bucking, etc. If I did, I wouldn't be asking this question. :p
Anywho, does anyone have any suggestions for me to try with her? I'm an advanced intermediate rider, if you'd like to know. I can't bring in a trainer, nor will the BO/owner/barn trainer work with her on it.
Last edited by Iseul; 05-15-2011 at 05:36 PM.
Reason: added a few things people might want to know..