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    06-08-2013, 11:01 PM
Herd bound

How do you break herd boundness in a horse? What's the most effective way?
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    06-09-2013, 08:20 AM
Green Broke
Wet saddle blankets and an owner that does not baby the horse.

But in some? You are never going to really break it completely.
    06-09-2013, 08:48 AM
Remove the herd, or an extreme amount of training.

Remove the herd. Take them out of the herd 100% of the time. If there is no herd, they get over it, and rely on you for their every need. All horses we start are kept away from any other horses.

With enough training. Trained so they respond only to the rider.
    06-09-2013, 06:43 PM
    06-09-2013, 07:31 PM
Every horse, unless kept alone 100% of the time... will be herd bound, some more then others... what you need to do is become a firm leader, keep your horses attention on you, and work with it away from the other horses... Your horse has to learn that when it leaves the herd, she has to focus on you.

My filly is herd bound, but when I am with her, she ignores the other horses, but when she is in a paddock alone, with no horse in sight, and I am not with her, she calls out, runs around, etc... as soon as I go in and put a halter on her, lead her around, she tunes into me, and doesn't care about the others...

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