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post #11 of 17 Old 11-08-2011, 09:29 PM
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Whenever there is a problem, it's always my instinct to look at the rider first. Especially with a horse that is naturally more forward, it is very easy to lock your elbows and pull against the horse with your legs out in front of you which, instead of slowing them down, often has the opposite effect and you end up in a pulling match with the horse. Instead, sit deep and half-halt. When you ride, I'd try to see if you could have a knowledgeable friend or instructor watch and see what you are doing. Often times as riders we don't realize it, but we are doing things that contribute to- or cause- the problems.
Transitions as well as lateral work can be helpful with a forward horse. Put them to work and make them think. With some horses, they go fast when they aren't being challenged, but put them in a shoulder-in and you have a well-balanced horse who is on the aids. Good luck, and I hope this helps!
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post #12 of 17 Old 11-08-2011, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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This horse is a full lease I just started leasing, she apparently used to show 3 foot but wasn't ridden for a very long time until I got on her as her owner doesn't live in the Province...none of my horses do this at all, just her.
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post #13 of 17 Old 11-08-2011, 10:05 PM
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Try putting more pressure on one rein and bringing her into tighter and tighter circles until she stops. Back her a few steps, release the reins, wait half a minute then try again. The circling is tiring for her and you will likely have to do it three or four times before she makes the connection.
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-10-2011, 10:42 AM
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I like "ray McDonalds" idea. I would integrate that with a slightly harsher bit. I cut cattle and rope with my horse. He's a big stalky young quarter horse who LOVES to run full blast. So I changed to a small recurve bit and started doing stopping drills of my own. Yes I know im going to get yelled at by a hundred people for using a recurve. But it works.
When a horse doesn't stop, you certainly don't go getting harsher bit. You try a softer bit, or a bitless bridle, and if something softer doesn't work (You at least have to give it some time) then maybe, and only maybe, try something harder. Or, get a trainer.

E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...
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post #15 of 17 Old 11-12-2011, 04:43 PM
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When a horse doesn't stop, you certainly don't go getting harsher bit. You try a softer bit, or a bitless bridle, and if something softer doesn't work (You at least have to give it some time) then maybe, and only maybe, try something harder. Or, get a trainer.
I'd say try the trainer first :)

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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I like "ray McDonalds" idea. I would integrate that with a slightly harsher bit. I cut cattle and rope with my horse. He's a big stalky young quarter horse who LOVES to run full blast. So I changed to a small recurve bit and started doing stopping drills of my own. Yes I know im going to get yelled at by a hundred people for using a recurve. But it works.

I will be the first one to admit when I don't know something. So I am going to ask - What is a "Recurve bit"? Apparently I don't have this one hanging in my tack room...or maybe I do and I call it something else
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post #17 of 17 Old 11-12-2011, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know a recurve either I only have a curve!
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