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    05-11-2009, 03:50 PM
  #11
Weanling
Do some exercises like koomy said. BUT (don't take this as being rude, please) why on earth are you riding your horse, that puts you and him in danger, out on these trails where he can escape? Especially if he is a new horse to you and you BOTH are still learning. You should never put you or him in harms way. I really think that you should stick to exercises in an enclosed area like an arena or a round pen. Ground work would probably help you out a lot to get to know each other better.

Doing the serpentines is a good exercise, they will make your horse more responsive as well. If you can, get a full cheek snaffle. When you start doing the serpentines, use light rein and light leg - when he does what you want release the pressure. Then go the other way - back and forth. There are tons of exercises you can do to soften him and make you and he both more confident.

I would absolutely NOT take him back out on the trails with or without company. You need to do a lot of work with this horse and it isn't going to happen in a day, week, or month. If you take him back out you are only putting you at risk of breaking your neck, him at risk of getting hit by a car, the people driving the car at risk. Not to mention the other people who are with you at risk because they will probably take off after him to try to catch him. There is a whole array of MESS that can happen. I know you want to just go out and have fun on your horse, but horses take A LOT of work. It isn't a turn-your-key-and-go type of thing.

I really mean this in the most caring way. I am a huge animal lover and it absolutely KILLS me to hear of them getting hurt - even worse when it's horse and rider.
     
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    05-11-2009, 03:56 PM
  #12
Foal
Check out this video on youtube.


This will show you how and why we use a one reined stop or disengage the hindquarters.
     
    05-11-2009, 04:14 PM
  #13
Green Broke
First, how long have you had him, and how good is the relationship between you two.

I would do some sort of natural horsemanship to get him to respect you, and to better the relationship. Just ask me in what ways, and I can get you videos. =]

Good luck
Anny
     
    05-11-2009, 05:14 PM
  #14
Foal
@shawneen, hey I really don't think he or I are in any danger, he doesnt do anything dangerous, or scary, just irritating, and I had taken him out today (before I had come on here) out in only his snaffle and no draw reins, and he only reared once, what I believe was out of habit rather than anything, he was pretty good compared to what I thought he would be. I wouldnt say he's a new horse, he certainly isnt still learning he's always gone out on rides with beginners before I had him, and never did a thing wrong, just lately when boss said I should put a kimberwick in and go out with it has he started rearing up.

@ilovemyphillip, I've had buck for just over 6 months now, not too long but I think our relationship is pretty good, maybe not as good as some peoples but a hell of alot better than it was when I got him, I can do anything with him really, but he is just a naughty boy on rides. What type of natural horsemanship do you think would help?

@spirithorse, yes I always get off if I feel slightly un-nerved, even out on a ride.

@MN_tigerstripes, yes ground work is quite good, and im thinking ill start doing more of it! Would it help if I did it out in the back field, where he would get used to the surroundings etc, and start riding him out there before taking him out again?
     
    05-11-2009, 05:47 PM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by murrayhallbuccaneer    
@shawneen, hey I really don't think he or I are in any danger, he doesnt do anything dangerous, or scary, just irritating, and I had taken him out today (before I had come on here) out in only his snaffle and no draw reins, and he only reared once, what I believe was out of habit rather than anything, he was pretty good compared to what I thought he would be. I wouldnt say he's a new horse, he certainly isnt still learning he's always gone out on rides with beginners before I had him, and never did a thing wrong, just lately when boss said I should put a kimberwick in and go out with it has he started rearing up.

@ilovemyphillip, I've had buck for just over 6 months now, not too long but I think our relationship is pretty good, maybe not as good as some peoples but a hell of alot better than it was when I got him, I can do anything with him really, but he is just a naughty boy on rides. What type of natural horsemanship do you think would help?

@spirithorse, yes I always get off if I feel slightly un-nerved, even out on a ride.

@MN_tigerstripes, yes ground work is quite good, and im thinking ill start doing more of it! Would it help if I did it out in the back field, where he would get used to the surroundings etc, and start riding him out there before taking him out again?
He shouldn't be rearing AT ALL. This IS dangerous whether he got you off of him or not - whether you were afraid or not. I think you and he both have trust issues. You can't completely trust him because you expect him to rear up and he can't trust you for whatever reason is causing him to rear. He is trying to tell you something is not right. Maybe it was the bit. I agree you shouldn't be riding with draw reins, which is good you got rid of them. I really think you should work with him more in a controlled environment to make sure that he is responding to you correctly, and you to him.

Good luck!
     
    05-11-2009, 05:58 PM
  #16
Trained
Yeah, I would start in "safer" areas, both for him and you. Then start moving to the "scary" areas. I also ponied Soda off my old mare after doing groundwork for a couple of days. My thought was to show him new "scary" areas with his herd (me and the mare). I worked with him on listening to me when I'm riding another horse (whoa, back up, etc). Of course you need another horse for that.
     
    05-11-2009, 06:53 PM
  #17
Green Broke
Respect on the ground will result in the respect in a saddle. Parelli, Clinton Anderson, along that line
     
    05-12-2009, 02:26 PM
  #18
Foal
Okay then, rode him today in the arena instead of going out so if he did go crazy we were inside, he was rather mental to say the least, I think that he does need more ground work so tomorrow I think no riding just some groundwork, I shall have to look some stuff up on the internet to see what I can find, who is the best one to go from, I was told parelli not too useful because they use long orange sticks or something like that?? I've not done anything really like that! Lol :)
     
    05-12-2009, 02:36 PM
  #19
Weanling
It is all personal preference. See if you can find some natural horsemanship videos on youtube. I can't get on youtube here or I would get you some links.

Or you can just google "natural horsemanship exercises" or something along those lines.
     
    05-12-2009, 02:59 PM
  #20
Yearling
Does he rear in the arena? Are there any other times that he rears?

I agree that you definitely need to do some ground work. Lunge him near his buddies or the barn and get him sweaty. I like Clinton Anderson's ground work exercises. When he is sweaty and worked up take him for a nice relaxing walk down the trail. Before he starts getting antsy take him back and work him again... go a little farther... and repeat. You want him to depend on that trail for rest and relaxation. Do this several times before you go riding down the trail.

Now is this a really narrow trail? If you needed to get off on the trail could you lunge him?

Ride him into a sweat and head out on the trail to relax (bring your lunge line)and if he acts up get off and work him all the way back to the barn. When he's tired get back on and walk him calmly down the trail and so on.... Try to end on a good note.

Its a lot of work and its a pain in the butt... you want him to think that trail is the most relaxing thing in the work and he has to work back at the barn.
     

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