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    08-08-2008, 09:02 AM
  #1
Super Moderator
Ground Tying

I think one of the coolest things you can teach a horse to do is ground tie. Blue's originol owner (before the mean people that I bought him from got him) taught him EXCELLENT ground manners. They taught him to sit and to bow and they taught him to ground tie. I LOVE THAT. None of my other horses do that. I think it's so cool. How do you teach that?
     
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    08-08-2008, 10:08 AM
  #2
Yearling
You have to tie them up somewhere for a long time, like in different places so they get the idea when the line is down they have to stand. My trainer taught her big horse Vic to do that, she said she would tie him to random stuff and leave him for a couple hrs. Now you can just drop the lead or reigns anywhere and he doesnt move.

That's what I did with my gelding too, for the most part he ground ties, but he'll still sneak around behind me bc he has to b everywhere I am.
     
    08-08-2008, 11:36 AM
  #3
Yearling
What foxyroxy1507 said is exactly truee. But my horse duke already knew how to ground..lol.. it was so funny, I was riding him and this little pony reared up in a and the little girl fell off but the pony ran away..i jumped off duke, literally and ran to help with the pony catching when I got back duke was still in the same place that's when I learned that he would ground tie; but actually the reins werent on the ground but on his neck. But since then duke has lost some of his manners since it has been too hot to ride and he got injured(alot)!! So what I would do, this is just me and I do this when I can.. I would get him in a round pen or arena with a closed gate and stand beside him and lay the lead rope on the ground and walk away.. if he walks with you pull him back to where he was and say wo or ho...whichever your horse responds to.. then see if he will stay while you walk about four feet away. If he stays I give duke a treat.. but the thing with duke is im teaching him to follow.lol.. so I am having to figure out how I can make duke tell when I want him to stay or to follow me.. I like it when they follow more than when that just are ground tied. But I mean both are really cool.. gorund tying shows obedience and following shows a bond and trust.. they both are something oyu could teach your horse to do.. duke wont bow for me no matter what. So I gave up that trick!Lol! Hope this works. Keep us updated!! :)
     
    08-08-2008, 12:03 PM
  #4
Yearling
[but the thing with duke is im teaching him to follow.lol.. so I am having to figure out how I can make duke tell when I want him to stay or to follow me.. I like it when they follow more than when that just are ground tied. But I mean both are really cool.. gorund tying shows obedience and following shows a bond and trust.. they both are something oyu could teach your horse to do..

The funny thing is my horse will do both, the other day I got off and just left him while I went to set up some jumps and he just stood there, then when we got off to go inside he followed me from being in the field and I didnt have to hold on to him.

Soo... katie, I think part of that has a lot to do with the bond thing and ur horse really knowing you because he somehow always knows when I want him to stay or follow me! And that's y I love my horse, he knows me better than I know myself!
     
    08-08-2008, 01:07 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by FoxyRoxy1507
[but the thing with duke is im teaching him to follow.lol.. so I am having to figure out how I can make duke tell when I want him to stay or to follow me.. I like it when they follow more than when that just are ground tied. But I mean both are really cool.. gorund tying shows obedience and following shows a bond and trust.. they both are something oyu could teach your horse to do..

The funny thing is my horse will do both, the other day I got off and just left him while I went to set up some jumps and he just stood there, then when we got off to go inside he followed me from being in the field and I didnt have to hold on to him.

Soo... katie, I think part of that has a lot to do with the bond thing and ur horse really knowing you because he somehow always knows when I want him to stay or follow me! And that's y I love my horse, he knows me better than I know myself!
yeah exactly. I hope I get to bring duke to my house so I can better bond with him and I could work with him more! And that is great that your horse can do that!! :)
     
    08-08-2008, 02:48 PM
  #6
Started
I taught Chloe to ground tie by slowly walking away and every time so moved I made her lunge/work in some sort of way. It took a long time (but 9 years ago I didnt have anything else better to do) I needed her to stand ground tied for trail class. Now she will just stand where I park her. But if you arent watching close enough she will sneak some grass.....
     
    08-08-2008, 03:41 PM
  #7
Super Moderator
Riley will stay if I drop the reign to fix my stirrup or grab my hat or small things, as long as I stay within 5 or 10 feet of him... I think just from his training sessions (He's still at the trainer). But Blue, he's really cool. I think I could go in the house and he'd stay. So... repitition huh?
     
    08-08-2008, 04:53 PM
  #8
Trained
I love when my horses ground tie. All of my horses do it or are learning it!!
     

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