I could use some help! - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 17 Old 01-16-2011, 04:14 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Europe
Posts: 730
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by netty83 View Post
I agree with Tess. You don't necessarily need to smack him just wave your arms and the rope and generally be bigger in your actions than he is. Drive him back fast and be BIG yourself. good luck
Usually horses that are pushy are dull and don't respect you at all. They usually don't move off of waving you're arms and that's why I suggested a smack in the mouth
SugarPlumLove is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 17 Old 01-16-2011, 04:15 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: cumbria UK
Posts: 485
• Horses: 3
Sorry me again, just wanted to say that i had this problem about 3 weeks ago. My mare was bargy in her stable at feed time. When i tried to enter the stable she would more or less push forward and try get out of the stable for her feed. When i started opening the stable door i got really big and noise and purposefully in the fact that I wanted her to back away from me and her feed bucket. I was really loud shouting back and wafting my arms and driving her back. It took a couple of days but now i don't have to be so Big and loud I just say back and give one waft of my arm and she backs right up for me to put her feed down and leave the stable.

should i or should i not.........
netty83 is offline  
post #13 of 17 Old 01-16-2011, 04:18 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: cumbria UK
Posts: 485
• Horses: 3
Hi Sugarplum, I wasn't criticising in any way. Does the smacking of the face or mouth not lead to being slightly head shy? genuine question.

should i or should i not.........
netty83 is offline  
post #14 of 17 Old 01-16-2011, 04:29 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Europe
Posts: 730
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by netty83 View Post
Hi Sugarplum, I wasn't criticising in any way. Does the smacking of the face or mouth not lead to being slightly head shy? genuine question.
I've never had a problem in that area since when you smack them you bring your hand to the face super fast. When you go to just touch the face you go a little slower. I think any horse would spook a little if you brought your hand to the horses head really fast. Atleast I have never had this problem but I first train my horses to let me touch them all over their body. Then I work on any other issues. First the trust and then respect
SugarPlumLove is offline  
post #15 of 17 Old 01-16-2011, 01:51 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 40 mins from Fargo
Posts: 23
• Horses: 2
My horse had a trailer problem once. I found out that you need to just let them stand there and figure it out. If he/she throws a fit go in and have some coffe or do some barn chores. Come back later and if he/she is still throwing a fit, leave again. Before long your horse will learn to be patient. If you Take a horse out of a trailer or from being tied while throwing a fit your horse will learn that if you throw a fit you get out. Good luck!
sandhillsgage is offline  
post #16 of 17 Old 01-18-2011, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 665
• Horses: 0
Thanks for all your help guys! My horse is a little dull, he doesnt spook at anything! I think waving the lead rope will work, and ill try that before i result to hitting him. Im not against it, id rather just try other methods first. As for tying him up and leaving him, i tried that today and it worked great! Thanks again everyone!

For without a horse, i could not fly.
Hailey1203 is offline  
post #17 of 17 Old 01-18-2011, 12:07 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 219
• Horses: 4
When we got our Arab gelding, he was like that in the fact he wanted to always be way ahead of me. I took a few days and we did a lot of walking around the property. I would go a few steps and switch directions. Circles, about faces, quick lefts and rights. He never had a chance to get ahead of me cause I was concentrating on staying one step ahead of him. I would stop and if he walked on, I would about face, go a few steps and stop again. Repeat till he stopped when I did. Lots of praise when he got it right.

Don't be slow and wait for him. You do your thing and make him have to keep up with you.

Didn't take long and he learned to pay attention and stay beside me.
Remi is offline  
Reply

Tags
ground , water

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome