Keeping a horse calm at a show - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Keeping a horse calm at a show

This is a discussion on Keeping a horse calm at a show within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        03-19-2011, 08:52 AM
      #11
    Foal
    The only disadvantage of taking a companion along is that the more you do it the more you are just covering up the problem your not really fixing it, there will be times when you can't take another horse with. Also alot of horses get more worried about where their buddy is rather than what you want them to do. Oh and being a mare doesn't help you any, I don't know if this is true in your case but I know that some mares come in heat (or show signs of it) when you haul them the first few times because of all the other horses, which doesn't help at all!
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        03-19-2011, 10:04 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Remember to BREATH! If you are tense, chances are the horse will be too! Even if a horse has a fit, that's okay, take a breather correct the horse, and move on. I try and act like it's just another day.
         
        03-19-2011, 09:32 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Make sure you give your horse a good schooling session the day before the show. Then when you get to the show, arrive early so neither one of you are stressed out. If your horse is comfortable lunging, lunge to get any excess energy out then get on and go to WORK. Don't play around, talk, just work. Once your horse is concentrating on you, I like to take them for a walk around the grounds then back to clean up. Then back to the stall or trailer for water and hay. They stay tied up until it is time to work again (with hay in front of them) so they can zone out and relax. Then get on, warm-up while WORKING, then go do your classes. It is okay to keep them moving between classes. My been there/done that tb still has to move between classes. Only needs a 10minute warm up but he won't stand, but my other horse will. Each horse is different. And I don't like companion horses. If the other horse is there to show, then great, but do NOT buddy them up. This will create separation anxiety issues which will make everything worse than before. Best of luck to you guys. I can't wait until next month when I get my baby out there.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    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:

    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



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0