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    04-03-2014, 08:03 AM
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Foal
Question Horse won't go go go!

Hello

My horse is used to being ridden with his previous owner (i only have him for a month now) and if I get on him, bridal fitted and all, but still bareback as I don't have a saddle yet, he won't go forward. I tried kicking with my heels gently, and a bit harder, but stil nothing.... I can move him around in circles but not forward

I'm only getting on him in the roundpen, as I am not too sure what his reactions might be...so atleast I am in a safe space if something happens. He is not nervous or spooky and seems totally relaxed when I'm no him (maybe too relaxed) he might seem lazy at times too...

Then when I ask or signal to go forward he just relaxes and doesn't move.
     
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    04-03-2014, 08:10 AM
  #2
Green Broke
It sounds like he is taking advantage of you ;)

My best advice would be to get a trainer to help you both.
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    04-03-2014, 08:35 AM
  #3
Foal
It is not uncommon for a horse to be confused by a new riders cues. Different energy level , level of confidence and leg length can all plays into this.

I would start with a little ground work and get him familiar with your verbal cues for walk, trot and canter. When he responds well to these verbal cues from ground try riding again. Now he should have something to relate to once you are on his back. You may still need an aid like the end of your mecate or a crop to initiate movement in the beginning but if you are consistent with your cues you should not need the aid down the road. To walk off I use a leg cue first, then cluck, then use the mecate as a last resort.

Consistency of your cues is very important as our horses learn from consistency. If you are consistent with these cues eventually the horse will respond to your leg cue alone and the other aids will not be required.

Best of luck.
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    04-03-2014, 08:50 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Also, if a horse explodes in a round pen be careful.. because you can be badly broken on those corral panels.

Sounds like you need training (riding lessons). The horse may need training as well.

Just a thought.. based on not affording a saddle yet, if this horse were to colic, could you afford the vet to come out? Something for you to think about.
     
    04-03-2014, 09:12 AM
  #5
Foal
Not sure what you mean

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Originally Posted by Elana    
Also, if a horse explodes in a round pen be careful.. because you can be badly broken on those corral panels.

Sounds like you need training (riding lessons). The horse may need training as well.

Just a thought.. based on not affording a saddle yet, if this horse were to colic, could you afford the vet to come out? Something for you to think about.
i don't ride him a lot or even at all bareback, I do groundwork and wanted to see how he responds when I get on him, that's when I realised he wont go forward....and yes I would get the vet out, not sure what you mean by that?
     
    04-03-2014, 09:28 AM
  #6
Showing
Have someone walk ahead of you with a feed pan to provide some incentive. You could try carrying a riding crop. Some horses need to think you might use it.
     
    04-03-2014, 09:38 AM
  #7
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Originally Posted by b7afonso    
i don't ride him a lot or even at all bareback, I do groundwork and wanted to see how he responds when I get on him, that's when I realised he wont go forward....and yes I would get the vet out, not sure what you mean by that?
She means that if you can't afford something basic like a saddle then how are you going to afford a big vet bill?

What is this horse trained in? What are you trained in? Kicking is not a correct riding cue so the horse may just think you're kicking him and not asking for anything. It's also something you have to be real careful with. Some horses, like mine, would turn into a rocketship if you kicked them.
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    04-03-2014, 09:44 AM
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Was the previous rider able to ride the horse forward OK? I would guess that they were.

This horse does not need to be 'coaxed' into going forward. I think this rider needs to be taught how to ride properly. All she is teaching this horse right now is that there are no consequences to refusing to go forward.

If I were to suggest something that a second person could do, it would be to 'haze' this horse forward from the ground while the rider 'smooches' and uses her heels on him. But, what is really needed is a saddle and some lessons.
     
    04-03-2014, 06:29 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Only thing wrong with hazing this horse forward is that rider would be put in bad position if it goes wrong.

Trainer for both, but mainly OP is needed here.
     
    04-04-2014, 06:51 AM
  #10
Foal
Oh my word do you guys think I can't afford a vet because I'm from South Africa?
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