11-01-2010, 06:24 PM
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Got to use my training skills today
Whether it be from cold weather or my horse being a little sore from a hard workout, for the first time ever, when I went to his pasture to get him, he did not want to be caught. For once I had all day, so decided to try something I saw on one of many NH training shows. I let him have his space but stayed in front of his drive line (shoulders) and forced him to reverse direction every time he tried to run off. Despite being in a very large paddock, it was extremely effective. After only about 5 minutes, he just stopped, turned in and faced me, and I walked right up and put on his halter. No $1000 club fees, no orange training sticks, just a stubborn chick and a smart TB. Gotta love it!