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post #1 of 38 Old 07-06-2012, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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How To dicipline a horse??

I have a horse that misbehaves sometimes and I am wondering how I can punish/dicipline her so she doesnt do it again.

I need to know FAST!
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post #2 of 38 Old 07-06-2012, 10:47 PM
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That depends on what the horse is doing. Please explain.
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Its generally better to only start one thread about a subject, so that people can have all the information before they give you an opinion. You need a trainer. A REAL trainer, not just a friend with lots of horses. Arabs are smart, and sensitive and what may work for your average quarter horse may just exacerbate the problem with a super sensitive arab. If possible, find a trainer with experience working with arabs, as they will likely have a few more tricks up their sleeves that just may help with your horse. From your other thread, it sounds like you are the one who (unwittingly) created the problems, so you really can't expect to fix them on your own.
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You need lessons.. from a trainer. Not riding lessons, handling lessons. With a trainer.

Horses are not machines. Telling you things when you don't understand them will not help you at all.
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Its generally better to only start one thread about a subject, so that people can have all the information before they give you an opinion. You need a trainer. A REAL trainer, not just a friend with lots of horses. Arabs are smart, and sensitive and what may work for your average quarter horse may just exacerbate the problem with a super sensitive arab. If possible, find a trainer with experience working with arabs, as they will likely have a few more tricks up their sleeves that just may help with your horse. From your other thread, it sounds like you are the one who (unwittingly) created the problems, so you really can't expect to fix them on your own.
Wow, that is so true. Most of the Arabians I have owned would not have done well with any of the trainers around here, who are either quarter horse people or TWH horse people. Arabians take a different kind of trainer indeed, someone who can really "read" them.
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No, you don't need to be given advice on how to handle her, you need a trainer and fast. If you continue you are liable to get that mare sent to auction or worse by your parents if she keeps hurting you. Ask my oldest daughter about that. She had a horse drag her over 200 feet of gravel. The horse was dead before nightfall because that was his last 'second' chance she'd begged for him. She was your age.
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No, you don't need to be given advice on how to handle her, you need a trainer and fast. If you continue you are liable to get that mare sent to auction or worse by your parents if she keeps hurting you. Ask my oldest daughter about that. She had a horse drag her over 200 feet of gravel. The horse was dead before nightfall because that was his last 'second' chance she'd begged for him. She was your age.
my dad just called the 1 and only trainer and they are coming this week, because he said it was too much, and I don't know what to do if the trainer can't help me because there isno other trainer. I live in the middle of nowere and this county has only 150 people alot have horses and 1 trainer!!

Thank you soo much

And I don't know why she does this because we have more horses and I also ride my dads thoroughbred that is a very hot horse but she listens to me perfectly and I treat them the same, also my moms quarterhorse is very respectful toward me too.

Anyways at least I got a hold of the trainer

I feel bad because when she bucked and when I got up and caught her I slapped her now I regret it. Did I do somthing wrong? Will she forget it? Or when ever she sees me she'll think i;ll hurt her
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Its generally better to only start one thread about a subject, so that people can have all the information before they give you an opinion. You need a trainer. A REAL trainer, not just a friend with lots of horses. Arabs are smart, and sensitive and what may work for your average quarter horse may just exacerbate the problem with a super sensitive arab. If possible, find a trainer with experience working with arabs, as they will likely have a few more tricks up their sleeves that just may help with your horse. From your other thread, it sounds like you are the one who (unwittingly) created the problems, so you really can't expect to fix them on your own.

Sorry im new to the forum and have lots of questions to ask
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With as young and inexperienced as you are you don't need an arab and you don't need a mare. You need to get you a nice gelding that has alot of miles on him . I think with the way the horse is acting when you ride her and the complete "turn" around you have had, it's safe to say , you're doing a lot wrong . What it is I am not quite sure but you have let her be in charge or you . There are certain ways to correct a horse but I don't think you need to be handling her . You are starting to let her get away with bad habbits and sadly hun you do not know how to handle her ! With the way people are talking about arabs ( I have never had one ) I would assume they need to be for advanced horse people because everyone is saying how intelligent and sensitive they are. She knows you weaknesses , you have let her think she is in charge ...not good ...please please please get another horse and let her go to someone that can handle her ....The next time you fall hard it could mean more broken bones, being paralyzed , or worse yet death ! This can all be avoided if you just take the advice from the people giving it to you . I know you are young and want to fix this yourself but sometimes you just can't do that and your life and the horses life are more important that this "love" you have for her , IMO if you really love her you will let her go .
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i feel bad because when she bucked and when I got up and caught her I slapped her now I regret it. Did I do somthing wrong?
Hon, you need to work with a trainer or sell the horse before it's so dangerous the only person who will want her is the meat man.

Yes, you did do something wrong. In the time that it took you to get up, dust off and catch her, she had moved on from bucking you off, probably to thinking about a nice flake of alfalfa... so you punished her for allowing herself to be caught. Think of it like a dog getting into the cookie jar - you want to punish the dog with its nose in the jar (the bad action)... You don't call the dog over then hit it with a newspaper - then you're punishing the dog for coming to being called.

You have five seconds to discipline a horse from a bad action - if you can't get it done in that timeframe and (this is important) move on immediately, then you have missed your chance.

But really, based on your other threads (all asking the same thing/similar things) - you need to work with a trainer to learn how to properly handle and ride a horse. Nothing wrong with that - we all start somewhere! However, the difference between an "ok" rider and a "great" rider is that the "great" rider is willing to admit when they're over their heads and get help.
... Even Olympians work with coaches.
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