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post #11 of 20 Old 01-16-2007, 10:20 AM
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What kind of horse?
Age?
What are you feeding?
How much exercise does he get a day?
How much training?
Any professional training?
How much turnout?
Have you checked for pain?
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post #12 of 20 Old 01-16-2007, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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LOTS of questions.

The horse is not mine.../.

She is a quarter horse
She is 6
Owner is training her...
No turnout, gets lunged.....
Not my horse to Know if there is pain....
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post #13 of 20 Old 01-16-2007, 06:37 PM
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Her teeth were floated about 2 weeks ago. Her saddle fits fine. The thing I objected to was instantly ripping on her mouth. I'm fine with steady constant pressure but I don't think anything calls for sudden ripping on the mouth. Especially since ripping will cause a horse to react more or brace against the bit. When a horse jigs I'd turn them in circles until they stopped then pet them then send them forward. I don't think rein pressure applies much.
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I think your being over dramatic sarah, ripping makes it sound like the horse was bleeding through the mouth...
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post #15 of 20 Old 01-16-2007, 10:29 PM
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that's the term for being harsh on a horse's mouth. her mouth wasn't bleeding no but her mouth was wide open and she snapped her head up.
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post #16 of 20 Old 01-16-2007, 11:19 PM
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that's the term for being harsh on a horse's mouth. her mouth wasn't bleeding no but her mouth was wide open and she snapped her head up.
Never heard of that one.

Two red flags: No turn out & only mentioned saddle pain and that her teeth were floated. In my opinion, 99 percent of the time this behavior can be corrected by eliminating some form of pain. No turn out is also a very large issue in my eyes - a number of things equivilate to it.
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The guy said the horse did this everytime he got on her for about the first minute...then he can ride her just fine.
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post #18 of 20 Old 01-17-2007, 12:32 PM
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Re: Jigging

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What would you do If you were riding a green broke horse and it started jigging?

I would either circle him or pull back with my reins but sit hard too. Does that make since? Sarah was annoyed that he sat deep and pulled back and said "He was ripping on the horses mouth" I found that a bit over dramatic.....She is REALLY big into natural horsemanship, Pat Parelli.

The horse reared up when the guy asked the horse to stop jigging the horse also bucked a series of times of times, the guy immediatly started circling when she went up into the rear...What would you do??
I wouldn't pull back with both reins. That just gives her something to fight against and she needs re-direction rather than a fight. I'd turn her in a small (10 meter) circle every time she started jigging. She will eventually figure out that jigging creates more work. Also, how is she being worked? Horses tend to get bored staying on the rail. I'd throw in some patterns and keep her mind busy. As for the rearing, a horse can't rear when its moving forward. Its critical to keep the horse moving forward before it starts to rear. Rearing is often a sign of frustration or a tactic for avoiding what has been asked. I'd have to see how she is working before I could really offer a suggestion beyond that.
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post #19 of 20 Old 01-17-2007, 05:16 PM
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The guy said the horse did this everytime he got on her for about the first minute...then he can ride her just fine.
Sounds like a turn out problem to me. I would correct with better exercise and find some sort of turn out for the horse to relax, goof off and just be a horse.
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savethepitbulls...good explanation. Very very good.
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