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    03-12-2007, 01:00 PM
Keeping his attention

OKAY let me try to explain this sometimes I'm not good with putting down what I have in my head.I try to work with my horse(shaton)at least 4 times aweek desentizing,picking up feet and lunging him.He really respects me and my space but only for maybe the first 10 or 15 mins. And them I can't keep his attention.He's looking at everything around me but me.I'll usaully stop him get his attention on me again and start over with what we were doing.He's 17 months old.Could it just be his age?
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    03-12-2007, 04:05 PM
Alot of yearlings have short attention spands. Kinda like toddlers. I try to keeop them doing a variety of different things in different orders and that seems to help with that. You'll see as they grow that so does their attention spand.... Just try to keep it fun and educational.....
    03-12-2007, 07:12 PM
I would keep lessons short. At his age owners are lucky to even get any attention at times. He's learning and his attention span will develop and grow. I believe the best would be to keep it positive, fun for you BOTH!, and end on good notes. Good luck!
    03-12-2007, 08:05 PM
Thanks, Maybe I'll try to make are lessons shorter.I just want him to be the perfect horse and maybe I expect to much out of him for his age.
    03-13-2007, 12:35 AM
This is his age and some what of him. There is an article that I once read. Let me see if I can find it.
    03-13-2007, 03:39 PM
Thanks barnrat I woulkd really like to read it
    03-14-2007, 08:51 PM
Definately his age. He's only a yearling and they are like toddlers. It's best to take them out for about 15 minutes at a time. So you could work him for 15 minutes and then leave him alone for 30 minutes then work him again for 15 minutes. Gradually increase the time you work with him with age. Just make sure your keeping his interest.
    03-15-2007, 11:13 PM
Work with Shaton today till for probablY about 15 mins so that I didn't bore him and we left everything on a good note I need to do some more desensetizing work with him though. Thanks everybody! I guess I was expecting to much out of him!
    03-16-2007, 12:18 PM
Him still being young, it is rather natural for him to lose attention. Make things very interesting. If you have any routine, change it up basically daily. Take him on a walk or something so he does get the chance to look at things. Keep workout sessions rather short. Maybe instead of doing long sessions, do them several times a day.

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