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    03-18-2011, 09:49 AM
  #1
Weanling
Question ground work ideas??

I was wondering if someone could give me some ideas on ground work training with my OTTB that's 6. He's pushy, runs past me, and a few times has reared and striked at me.
I have started with basic stuff like, stand over there while I get something, back up, turning quarters away from me and he's picked that up really easy.
He gets squealy and strikey and pushy when he's in a mood. Like when I take him away from my other horse and its kind of windy and he gets all spooky.

Any suggests on what I can do on the ground to get him to respect me move and also to get some control over him when he's out of his box??

Thanks in advance :)
     
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    03-18-2011, 10:29 AM
  #2
Foal
For a good start, get better at the backup. Use a stick or dressage whip, halter and lead, and ask him to backup by tapping (lightly to start and firmer if he doesn't respond) on his chest. DON'T use the rope to pull back. If he steps back pet him. If any part of the movement is to either side or forward, keep asking. If you stop tapping when the movement is incorrect, you will have taught him that you are willing to accept what isn't the answer you want.
You'll want to do this under different circumstances so he understands that 'yes, you mean now too!'
     
    03-18-2011, 10:21 PM
  #3
Weanling
Thanks lauren! I'm hopeless with ground work, I never had to teach a horse groundwork before, they already knew it :)
     
    03-18-2011, 11:25 PM
  #4
Weanling
What's wrong with pulling back on the rope?
     
    03-18-2011, 11:28 PM
  #5
jdw
Weanling
Be careful~He may NOT like it. He may also misbehave on a larger scale (rearing is one extreme.) Be prepared for whatever may come and don't quit until he does it correctly. Start with one thing like Lauren mentioned (backing) and work on only that until he does it well the first time everytime. Then start on the next and so on.
     

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