Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Desert Hill's , AZ
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Well...depends on your horse's back ground...do you know whom owned him before and what they used him for?.. age ?
When I initally introduce the whip for Training purpose's.. remember, that it is a tool and not to "hit" the horse with.. maybe he has been abused in some sort of way...
Starting over can be fustrating, but it can be done...I would start in the round pen ( this way he has a way of getting away and not feeling trapped )...if you can halter and lead line him,,try walking up and talking gently, praising...and see if he will smell it..from there, try to move it sloooowly toward's his neck..if he bolt's.. drop the whip and pat him..end on a good note. Keep trying the method until he realize's your not going to "hit" him..if you do get to rub it back and forth on his neck, reward him and end on a good note.. and keep going from there. Good Luck !