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    11-30-2009, 07:03 PM
  #1
Foal
Question How to stop a horse that won't listen

I have a mare and she is perfect except when you try to stop her. She uses a plain snaffle and an english bridle but I guess she is hard mouthed. In a walk she is fine but in a trot takes a little longer to stop her. In a canter she is hopeless it take her fifteen strides to stop I have fallen off of her because she won't stop. Other than that she has no problem but she exspelily won't stop if her herd bound friend is not with her she gets all crazy and wants to run to the pasture. I tried for a week or two trying to stop her by going up and down fence lines at walk trot and canter but it does not seem to help. PLEASE HELP ME
     
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    11-30-2009, 07:06 PM
  #2
Foal
A few questions how long has she been with this horse
     
    11-30-2009, 07:07 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Try the one rein stop.
     
    11-30-2009, 07:10 PM
  #4
Weanling
I used a twisted wire bit ob my horse, you just have to be gentle most of the time, and really use it when you have too
     
    11-30-2009, 07:27 PM
  #5
Banned
Borrow someones western bridle and give it a try. What have you got to loose? Just use the curb bit and curb chain and see if it works? Again what have you got to loose??

If you insist on keeping the snaffle then add a running martingale. It adds alot of control with the snaffle
     
    11-30-2009, 08:43 PM
  #6
Foal
She has been with this horse for three months because we moved the horses and they are by themselves.
     
    11-30-2009, 08:45 PM
  #7
Foal
I have tried the one rein stop but it makes her go faster in a circle.
     
    11-30-2009, 08:52 PM
  #8
Started
Please don't go to a harsher bit, that is never the answer. For the one rein stop, you need to bend his nose to your boot, "stab" yourself in the thigh with your hand that is bending him, and PUSH yourself back into the saddle with your other hand to anchor your butt to the saddle. DO NOT release until his feet are stopped and he is soft in your hand. Work on bending him on the ground first so that it's easier in the saddle.
     
    11-30-2009, 08:55 PM
  #9
Green Broke
1. When you go to stop, use a word. Like "hoooo" or "whoa" so she can associate stopping with a certain word.
2. Pull back giving and taking with your fingers, and tighten your butt muscles saying "whao" or "ho".

Just see what happens using a certain word she can eventually associate.

Would not reccommend buying any equipment or changing bits. It may work for a short while, but the problem will just get worse as time goes by.
     
    11-30-2009, 09:03 PM
  #10
Banned
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Originally Posted by Spirithorse    
Please don't go to a harsher bit, that is never the answer. For the one rein stop, you need to bend his nose to your boot, "stab" yourself in the thigh with your hand that is bending him, and PUSH yourself back into the saddle with your other hand to anchor your butt to the saddle. DO NOT release until his feet are stopped and he is soft in your hand. Work on bending him on the ground first so that it's easier in the saddle.
And what is wrong with a curb bit?? Nearly every western horse wears one and on the average I would say the western horses are easier/softer then english horses.
As for the one rein stop look at the second video. He talks about using all the power in your muscle that you can. Brace the feet forward and pull as hard as you can with your muscle??
What does she have to loose by trying a curb?? The curb is not harsh by nature and it is only the person using a bit that makes it harsh.
Did you notice that the guy in the one rein stop wore spurs???

Give the curb bit a try. Be gentle but if you ask the horse to stop and he doesn't then get harsh with a good pull on the bit. You might be suprised at the respect it gains you and you also might find you need only a light touch to stop him in future.
If you don't try something how do you know it doesn't work. Just because you use a snaffle doesn't mean you are not harsh on the horses mouth
     

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