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how do I train my young horse to have that western pleasure head set?

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    05-30-2010, 12:31 AM
Originally Posted by Tasia    
"nuff with the sarcasm. You asked a question and we gave you an opionon if you didn't like it ignore it.

I couldn't even tell if it was sarcasm for a little bit there.

I wasn't being rude in my post....
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    05-30-2010, 02:46 AM
Originally Posted by SeWHC    
I couldn't even tell if it was sarcasm for a little bit there.

I wasn't being rude in my post....
I think she was referring to the OP.

But I don't think it was sarcastic.
    05-30-2010, 04:16 AM
Here is a perfect article put out in the AQHA Journal about headsets. Read it!

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    05-30-2010, 08:29 AM
It won't come right away but I think it's an important part. My boss started to train my horse for a lower headset the third? Day he was in training. I started at the stop, all I did was pick up on my left rein until he dropped his head, as soon as he dropped it a little bit you release your hands. Keep doing that until he realizes that when you pick up on your left rein you want him to drop his head. Then you work at the walk, then at the trot. My horse still has a horrible time lowering his head at the trot because his neck is so short.

The last trainer I went too, put a martingale on his on his second week of under saddle training. I was so mad, she didn't even want to work and take her time to naturally get him to drop his head, instead she took a shortcut.

Edit: ^ Everyone stop spamming up this thread, seriously.
    05-30-2010, 02:58 PM
Originally Posted by White Foot    
Edit: ^ Everyone stop spamming up this thread, seriously.

I see no spam?
    05-30-2010, 08:41 PM
It sounded like sarcasm to me then again it was over the internet.
    05-31-2010, 09:02 PM
LOL...sorry guys... looking back that DID sound quite sarcastic didnt it!! Not at all though...I can understand that you are trying to stear me away from screwing up my horse.... I have been riding since I was three (I am 27 years old) but havent done much with the western pleasure (training a young one for it) I totaly understand that I can't just work on head set without my horse learning how to "collect" I am working with a trainer and she is doing well at collecting....I guess Im just getting a little head of myself!! I appreciate all the feedback..good and bad :) sorry for the confusion !! LOL
    06-01-2010, 06:13 PM
I would also suggest working with your horse on flexing - both at the poll and withers. If your horse is stiff in either place, he will have a hard time relaxing and dropping his head.
    06-01-2010, 09:58 PM
I also agree with SeWHC, just give her time. If she already has a naturally low carriage, then she will be easier to keep rounded and working off her hind end. She will also get more consistent with where she keeps her head the more you ride her.

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