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post #1 of 6 Old 06-04-2013, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question HELP! need help training my TB

I believe in natural horsemanship, and I need help with some training tips for me and my Thoroughbred Cosmo. I've trained my old horse who was a retired pacer to trot and jump. But my TB is different to train from my standardbred, I mean obviously. but like i said i need help.
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-04-2013, 02:06 PM
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What are you trying to do that you are having issues with?
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I'm trying to get him ready to ride, I've gotten on him a couple times but he's not sure what to do. so I need help teaching him how to be ridden. Just tips because ive gotten him to walk forward a couple steps but thats it.
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-04-2013, 02:19 PM
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You should really find a trainer. This is very dangerous to try on your own without knowing what to do.
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-04-2013, 03:57 PM
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I agree that if you are unsure how to train a horse you should get help. I'm sure you know that TBs can be very high strung and get frustrated quickly. The last thing you want is for Cosmo to blow up on you because he's frustrated and confused. It would be a good idea to pay someone reputable to put 30 days on him then go from there.

I believe that a good horse starts on the ground. Teach him the commands for walk, trot, canter in a round pen or on a lunge line. Then when you are in the saddle you can give him the verbal command and get a response. Also teaching him to yield to pressure will help you. This is just the way I do things though. Also, I'm not a horse trainer so I end up going to a local trainer if I need a horse started from the beginning.
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ground work, ground work, and more ground work. get him obeying commands like 'walk', 'trot', 'canter' on the lunge line or free lunging in a round pen. the MOST IMPORTANT command for him to learn is 'whoa' or whatever word you use for 'stop right this instant no matter what you are doing'.

when you are ready to ride, you can use those verbal commands in conjunction with physical cues (leg aids, rein aids) to slowly teach him that saying 'walk' with a leg nudge on his sides means walk on.

but i do agree with others that have said you need a trainer to help you out. an untrained horse and an untrained trainer/rider is not a good combination at all.
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