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post #1 of 6 Old 01-13-2013, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Ground Work

I've been on the internet and you tube looking for really good ground work training methods on just about anything, but I would really like to try out some ground work methods that you might use. My horse's name is Cherokee. He is a Paint/Appaloosa mix and is a really sweet gelding. VERY easy to work with and not scared of anything. Thank you.

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-13-2013, 07:08 PM
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I use Clinton Anderson's methods, I know there are some vids on Youtube if you do a search.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-13-2013, 07:15 PM
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How old is your horse? I can offer you ground work tips but some are more age appropriate than others.

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Are you looking for things to do before you actually start your horse under saddle, or do you just want sort of a tune-up?

There are a few things I do even with older, broke horses. Getting them to yield to pressure, sometimes some lunge lining, etc...

With a young horse that hasn't been started, I'll do the above, plus ground drive them, sack them out (what some call desensitizing), pony them, do lots of work on yielding to pressure, and eventually teaching them to stand tied.

I guess my one tip would be to remember that horses don't learn from pressure so much as getting released from the pressure. That's the biggest reward. So with a young horse, as soon as it gives a little, release the pressure.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-14-2013, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thunderspark- Thank you I will most definitely look it up! And thank you for welcoming me!
Peppy Barrel Racing- My horse Cherokee is around six years old. I would love to hear your tips!
LisaG- Well my horse is used to a saddle, just not fully rideable yet. I'm trying to focus more on learning how to turn on commands, lunging, backing up, and yielding to pressure, but I want to teach my horse what he should do before I fully saddle break him and try to ride him. About 2 or 3 years ago, he was rideable with someone leading him in front. But we had a lot going on, and in the years after, he just got sour. So I'm kind of reteaching some of the stuff, I just want to make sure he gets it. I'm in the middle of desensitizing him. So far I can rub him down with lots of stuff, and I can easily pull a grocery bag up his muzzle without him even flinching. He is a very easy horse to work with. I think I'll start teaching him to yield to pressure this week. And I will keep your tip in mind thank you!

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LisaG covered it pretty well. Have you ground driven this horse yet? If you haven't that's going to help teach that forward motion with out leading. If you don't have a surcingle for ground driving a way you can substitute which this is what I have done before I had a one is I would saddle the horse I made myself driving reins with long rope that I attached clips so I could attach it to the bit and I ran those ropes through the loops of my breast collar rings on my saddle and ground drove that way. It was my poor country girl substitute but it did it's job . You'll need a lunge whip as well to urge the horse forward it takes so practice but once the horse knows what you want you can start working on the forward movements and your turns. You can also do some lunging with this horse and work on respect and voice cues for speed control and work on his whoa. You can probably start sitting on this horse from the sounds of it. Start off with putting some weight in the stirrups if he's relaxed lay across your saddle that way if he gets spooked you can make a quick escape. If he's pretty good have someone hold him and sit on him maybe lead you around a bit he'll probably be fine if especially since this has happened before. When you start riding him without a leader I would just make sure to give him lots of praise. When you work on turning him even if he takes one step release pressure and give lots of praise. Keep your riding lessons short work on him walking and turning at first and build from there. From the sounds of it you've been putting a pretty good foundation on him. If you haven't yet work on him yielding his fore and hind quarters mine all do this on a touch. Do you have any specific things your unsure about. It's hard to think of everything to do off the cuff lol.

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