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    05-04-2008, 08:06 PM
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Getting stuck?!

There's a Morgan at the stables...he belongs to the barn owner's daughter, but she lets us all ride him...that will, when we ask him to stop, will park himself out, and then practically get "stuck" there.

I mean literally...the second he parks out, you can kick, whip, smack, scream, run at, push, pull, etc...but he will NOT move.
He is like glued in that one position.
We've tried circling...and he will circle, but the minute we ask him to walk on...he parks out and freezes again.

What can we do to try to work it out of him?

I guess the whole problem started was when the BO's daughter let a girl try to train him to do barrel racing, and that's when the problem started.

Any ideas?
     
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    05-04-2008, 09:51 PM
  #2
Weanling
...My 1st instinct would be to sit there until he decided to make a move himself. If he does, reward big time. Sometimes you have to try things that you normally wouldnt think of. Different horses respond in different ways. The more you practice him moving out of being stuck on his own, the more confidence he'll build. Then you can start asking him foward, but until he realizes on his own that it's okay to come out of that place, too much pressure on him might not be the answer.
So grab a snack and chill until he relaxes and gets bored. I'm sure he wont want to stand there all day!
     
    05-04-2008, 10:00 PM
  #3
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Originally Posted by koomy56
...My 1st instinct would be to sit there until he decided to make a move himself. If he does, reward big time. Sometimes you have to try things that you normally wouldnt think of. Different horses respond in different ways. The more you practice him moving out of being stuck on his own, the more confidence he'll build. Then you can start asking him foward, but until he realizes on his own that it's okay to come out of that place, too much pressure on him might not be the answer.
So grab a snack and chill until he relaxes and gets bored. I'm sure he wont want to stand there all day!
you'd be surprised on how long he'd stand there haha
     
    05-04-2008, 10:11 PM
  #4
Weanling
Lol, I'm sure. But give it a try. Obviously you arnt able to force him out of it. :) You never know!
     
    05-05-2008, 03:40 AM
  #5
Weanling
Yea I agree. Just try letting him get out of it on his own.

Also it may be the way you are asking him to go forward...purhaps he's confusing it with the park out command.
Altho im no expert on gaited horses and everything involved with them.

Its a trained command he has obviously learnt very well. Once you know the exact commands to make him do it you should be able to figure out how to avoid him doing it......lol... maby.
     
    05-05-2008, 10:19 AM
  #6
Showing
I'd also wait for him to move himself...as long as it may be, LOL! :P
Have you tried doing circles @ a trot & then keeping him moving for awhile (doing circles still) & THEN trying to keep him @ a trot to get out?
     
    05-05-2008, 10:57 AM
  #7
Green Broke
I also know a horse that sizes up. She is mentally un-stable.
     
    05-05-2008, 11:28 AM
  #8
Banned
Well the Morgan is fine until you ask him to stop...he'll stop, but then when you try to get him to go again it's next to impossible.
Occasionally he'll stop on his own and won't go also

I don't think the Morgan is mentally un-stable due to he's perfect other than that...he listens great other than freezing.

Delete...other than freezing like this Morgan, does she show any other symtoms that would prove that she is mentally un-stable?
     
    05-05-2008, 04:11 PM
  #9
Weanling
You can also do small transitions within his gaits to practice slowing down, but then immediately follow up with forward. So say you're trotting, then ask for as much slow like you're going to walk, then bump him forward into a brisk trot. Once you feel like you've got that okay, do it at the walk, then almost halt, then back up to the walk or trot. So you can start to re-program him to think of forwards after every slow down.
     

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