10-03-2009, 07:15 PM
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A riend of a friend had a horse that rears alot she got a running martingale and her horse hasent reared since. If she does not want to go forward try letting her stand their for a second and think and have her stand their when she seems relaxed. (This worked when my horse was rearing/bucking when I tried to ride by some sheep)
Someone at my barn told me that she would have her horse back up when it wouldnt go forward on the road, that way she learnt that she doesnt get to stop whenever she wants (stil moving somehow), and she never actualy got to turn and face the direction she wants t go. This took a long time to work though.
My RI/Trainor said told me when my horse refuses to go down the road to have somebody have a whip following fro behinds and to the side(obviously), this may be more for balking than anything else.
I know what you mean when you'd rather do it yourself, when I got my horse we were both green, any questions I had I would ask my RI (who also trains horses- she broke trooper) how to handle it. She came out a couple of times when I had a really hard time, she didnt ride him herself but instructed me through it. Is there anyway you could do this?
Anyway hope this helps.