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post #21 of 23 Old 06-19-2011, 10:48 PM
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I cant stand it when the horse walks so his shoulder is at my shoulder. i feel like i'm being pulled to our location instead of leading him or walking with him. One of the horses at the barn does this at dinner time. uge! anyways as its not my horse i just deal (the only time i steped in and did something about un desirable behaviour was when he riped my knuckle open grabing hay from a flake i was holding. now he knows to wait until its not in my hand anymore! uge)

with my boy when i was working on proper leading manners I would just back him up whenever he steped out of line/place. if you back him up everytime he walks to far foward he'll learn because your making him work everytime he does it (backing up isnt a walk in the park lol)
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post #22 of 23 Old 06-20-2011, 10:12 AM
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I have always wanted any horse that I was leading to stay at my right shoulder at or near it's poll/throatlatch area. Anything forward of that position was a pushy needed corrected horse. Anything behind that position was disrespectful and a dangerous position to be in if there was a spook.

In my younger years I showed ponies in 4-H Showmanship classes at County fairs and did not great, but fairly well. Then a few years ago I participated in a showmanship clinic with a certified QH judge with a borrowed QH mare that belonged to a friend of mine. My mare was at home taking care of a new born filly. April, the borrowed mare was better at showmanship that me, because she and I had never partnered up until that clininc. When it was my and April's turn to walk up to the Judge we did it with such ease and no nerves that it just felt natural. When the Judge gave the okay for us to turn and trot away to the starting line-up just as April and I were almost to the start-up line the Judge hollered, "stop" and for us to do the "turn again". April had done a total pivot on her left hind the first turn we did and did it again when the Judge asked for it again.

I was told by April's owner that I could use, borrow her any time I wanted.
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post #23 of 23 Old 06-21-2011, 03:39 PM
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I wont allow my horses to walk behind me thats not a safe place for them to be. Beside me I can see eyes and feet and can be ready for anything that may come up ever lead a horse who walked behind you and you stopped but the horse didint...ouch is all I have to say I had an arab that did that and I quickly put a stop to that and now my new filly does this working on it daily.
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