The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training


This is a discussion on Halters within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Difficulty in haltering arabian filly
  • Goodboy halters

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-19-2009, 12:15 AM

I have a very gentle 8 yr old registered Arabian gelding. He was tied when he was very young, but has not been worked with again until I got him in May. At first, I was able to halter him, however, now I can not. He tosses his head, or when I get the halter around his neck, he moves his nose so that I can't get the nose piece on. I am able to pet him and can even pick up both front feet. He comes to me without difficulty. Any suggestions. Thanks,
Sponsored Links
    10-19-2009, 12:27 AM
Make haltering fun. Put the lead rope over his neck (gently ). Then, if he allows it, just stand there petting his neck, telling him he is a good boy.
Now hold the halter in front of his head as if your about to slip it over his nose, don't put it on just hold it there. Let him sniff around it. Even if he tosses his head, just hold it there. Next try gently slipping the noseband over his nose. Tell him he's a good boy, he needs to feel like he's doing the right thing. Now if he's comfortable do up the halter and give him a reward.
Remember to take it slowly. He may have had a bad experience with being haltered, so do each step slowly and make him sure you tell him when he's doing right. He needs to associate being haltered with a good thing. If you have the time, tie him up for a bit and just stand with him, so he can get used to being tied up for periods of time. Good luck, and keep us updated with how it goes.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how many halters do you have? KANSAS_TWISTER Horse Tack and Equipment 52 02-08-2012 01:12 AM
Halters samc230 Horse Tack and Equipment 23 10-19-2009 08:24 AM
Halters on or off? Vidaloco Trail Riding 60 01-19-2009 07:35 PM
Halters on or off? SpearJ Horse Talk 16 12-12-2007 11:38 PM
HALTERS KANSAS_TWISTER Horse Health 24 09-27-2007 07:43 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0