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    03-27-2012, 01:11 PM
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Foal
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My question/problem is my 7 yr old Solid Bay Paint horse wants to grab a bite to eat on the trail every chance she gets. And even goes as far as to pretend to itch her leg then while down there, grabs a bite. I'm constantly one reiner her into circles each time she does it. This does not seem to be effective. Any other suggestions?
     
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    03-27-2012, 03:04 PM
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Green Broke
Strong enough bit to keep her head up without fighting her. Every time she puts her head down pull it back up and heal her into a trot. If healing doenst work go with stronger aids like spurs, slappers on the reins, etc. You also have to be consitent. Never ever ever let her eat with you in the saddle. Doesnt matter what other riders or horses are doing. DONOT let your horse eat while you are in the saddle. Never ever ever.
Id it is break time on a trail ride and a nice patch of grass comes up, or a stop and people are socializing I get off the horse and let him eat.
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    03-27-2012, 05:34 PM
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Foal
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll for sure try anything.
How about troting up to string of horses if behind a bit?
I've always been told to work em some how, such as circling. Ideas?

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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
strong enough bit to keep her head up without fighting her. Every time she puts her head down pull it back up and heal her into a trot. If healing doenst work go with stronger aids like spurs, slappers on the reins, etc. You also have to be consitent. Never ever ever let her eat with you in the saddle. Doesnt matter what other riders or horses are doing. DONOT let your horse eat while you are in the saddle. Never ever ever.
Id it is break time on a trail ride and a nice patch of grass comes up, or a stop and people are socializing I get off the horse and let him eat.
     

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