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post #1 of 2 Old 09-07-2010, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question haulting on the lunge line

my horse lunges nicely, except for when you want him to hault, i guess he was trained to walk ( like slowly make his circle smaller) towards you when asking to hault. It was cute at first, but i like to work on transitions while on the lunge line, and i would prefer it if he would hault on the circle instead of coming to me. I was just wondering how you teach a horse to do this?
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Basically I teach them the same as stopping any other time. I teach a horse to yield to direct pressure in a number of ways, including halter pressure. Then I teach them to yield to implied pressure - bodylanguage, waving rope or whip, voice - and back up that implied pressure with direct if/when necessary. Only once they're reliable and soft in yielding to implied pressure will I begin to ask them to do it gradually further away from me.

So... Teaching stop or back, for my cues, I use gentle backwards pressure on the leadrope/halter & fingertip pressure on their chest or nose. Implied pressure includes stopping & backing up myself, if I'm walking beside them, saying 'stand' or 'back, back', raising my hand in a stop signal, waving my finger at them. To back up the implied cues if needed, I progress to wiggling the rope(I DON'T go as far has hitting them under the jaw with the snap BTW) or waving the whip out in front of them. I start gently/without touching, but will build the pressure or progress to allowing them to run into the pressure of the rope/stick if they don't respond to lesser cues.

Only when they're reliable & soft at responding to my early cues do I start to ask them to do it at a distance.
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