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post #11 of 23 Old 11-04-2012, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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No he's not shown any sign of soreness or pain other than being buddy sour. I guess I will have to be on my game 100%. He's been doing better these past couple of days. But I will be sure to keep at it, its probably also with the adjustment to moving back with me/with another person.

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Had a pony once that according to it's previous owner's neighbors it had been trained with a 2x4. That got it's attention. Oh, an a whipping for good measure.
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OMG lol. That sounds terrible. But sadly I have seen a mare do that. This lady I know had a great paint before she foaled. I mean this horse was a great jumper and sooooo well mannered. After the mare foaled she was a raging bitch. And she gave that mare quite a few smacks with a whip during a ride one time, and after that the horse was just as great as before.

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OMG. Lol. I've seen a good whiping change a horse in one ride. I don't know. Not that I would condone it. But what do you call a whip a cue??? Right?

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I never go out to specifically teach my horse 'ground manners' they learn just by day to day handling - done correctly.

I insist on manners at all times and always say it is the little things that count and the major rarely happens.

If I am in a stable with a horse I insist that it moves over if I walk to the other side. Right from the start I insist that when I walk into the stable they move back, and if the door is open they wait until I tall them before they make a move to go out.
I do a lot to them when they are untied and they have to stand still. Half a step forward and they get corrected and made to move back.
They ;learn from youngsters to respect my space. Older horses that are mannerless have th crap frightened out of them - usually this is at feed time when they barge and demand their feed, they get it still in the bucket wrapped around their faces if they are really bad and I will continue to chase them backwards around the stable until they show signs of submission. They are then free to eat their feed from wherever it is in their bed. One dose of this and they know exactly where they stand with me. This sort of horse will bullied in all aspects of me handling them until they are trying their best to please then they get lots of praise.
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I am pretty sure Saddlebag is being sarcastic about the 2 x 4 and the whipping.

Or am I wrong about that?

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Ok I see she is referring to past treatment, not advocating you try that yourself.
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You know what you could also do! Something that's fun, easy and learn IS involved! Lol You could teach him to play tag with some treats, lots of lunging, you could just take some nice loveley walks around the pasture, teach him tricks! All that cool stuff :)
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I have taught him a few tricks and working on others. I do lots of lunging as my hips can't always take long rides, and I mentioned that in an earlier post. :) I think I'm going to teach him to play fetch next. I have to be careful where I take him on walks to.
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Just keep in mind that teaching a horse charming tricks is not a replacement for the sort of ground work that instills respect for the handler. Some folks who teach tricks end up getting way into their horse's space and letting him into theirs, and losing focus on the important things while getting all excited if the hrose can stand on a pedestal or kick a ball. Those things do add to your ability to read your horse and maybe direct him. But they can have you getting slower and slower until you can't get your horse to Go! When you say "Go!"
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Just keep in mind that teaching a horse charming tricks is not a replacement for the sort of ground work that instills respect for the handler. Some folks who teach tricks end up getting way into their horse's space and letting him into theirs, and losing focus on the important things while getting all excited if the hrose can stand on a pedestal or kick a ball. Those things do add to your ability to read your horse and maybe direct him. But they can have you getting slower and slower until you can't get your horse to Go! When you say "Go!"
I agree. I just wasnt trying to be rude to the responce was all. I have taught him some, but I use voice commands for them because I don't want him just to do them when ever and expect a treat. I want him to do them when I want them.

The run in that is all his is divided in half and I have ever so happily been able to have him going into the other side(half b) when I am putting his food down in half a. And he wont go into half a when I am in there. Which makes me very pleased because there is nothing like a horse trying to run you over for food. >:/

I am how ever going to work on lunging more and just more time out of saddle also. I am trying to get him to be less food driven by petting him(for some reason he doesn't get that as praise anymore :( ) more and treating smaller or not as often.

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